Post by Admin_Vistamike on Jun 21, 2017 13:07:40 GMT
Started in 1967, the newspaper grew into a worldwide publishing concern that to this day continues to cover the tech industry.
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In 1967, Thursday mornings were special at the gray house at 355 Walnut St. in Newtonville, Mass. That's when the first issues of Computerworld were usually delivered from the printers. Computerworld 50th Anniversary  Computerworld
Much like those tech startups that were born in garages -- Hewlett-Packard and Apple, for instance -- Computerworld was being run by MIT graduate Patrick J. McGovern Jr. out of his colonial-style home. He was 30 at the time, and had started the IT publication just three years after founding International Data Corporation (IDC).
IDC did research on emerging markets, where McGovern, who had a degree in biophysics and a passion for traveling, had seen enormous potential in what technology could offer.