Stan Veit's death

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Stan Veit's death

Postby classiccomputing » Aug Fri 27, 2010 8:41 am

Yesterday, I discovered that Stan had died on July 29th. He lived a wonderful life, to the age of 90. His funeral was last Saturday, August 21st. I contacted Stan through CompuServe in late 1992, to tell him about an idea I had for a computer history club, and he was enthusiastic. In fact, he became my first "member," and the first subscriber to my newsletter. I had hopes of creating a non-profit organization, with the intention of also creating a museum, etc. Jobs, moving, three kids later, etc., and my life has always gotten in the way.

Anyway, it's ironic that I am just now starting down the path to create such a group here in the Atlanta area. I am going to dedicate it to Stan's memory, as he was a very real supporter. I even stayed at their (Stan and his wife Dede's) house one time! He gave me a number of old computers and mementos.

I am going to try much harder to complete the audio version of Stan's book, which he so graciously gave me permission to do. It's a great book, one of my favorites, and more people should know about it.

Here's a link to his obituary, and there is a place where you can leave a message, if you so choose -


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Re: Stan Veit's death

Postby classiccomputing » Sep Tue 07, 2010 11:59 am

I have completed my blog article "Remembering Stan Veit" if anyone would like to learn more about him -

Also, the family has setup a memorial site for one year, and welcomes anyone to post a memory, if you knew him, or if you were simply influenced by his work / store, etc. -

Thanks, David,
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Re: Stan Veit's death

Postby Aaron Teeling » Dec Mon 27, 2010 10:20 pm

I didn't know Stan Veit, but I did read his book. Well written and not filtered with the hindsight most later history books have on the subject. For anyone who is interested in computer history, especially the beginning of the microcomputer era, it's a must read.
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