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this day in history 1975

The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth

Great big nerdish freaks with thick glasses and terminal dandruff used to be exist purely to have their heads stuck down toilets and be generally wedgied. Then computers happened and suddenly they are everybody’s bosses.

The origins of this hideous situation can be traced back to a garage in Menlo Park, California where the Homebrew Computer Club met for the first time on this day in 1975. From this band of dweebs many high profile hackers, programmers and entrepreneurs emerged including the founders of Apple, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. They’re smug now but they’ll be sorry when the cyborgs take over. I, for one, welcome our metallic overlords.

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