2007 Sol Libes (Banquet Speaker)


Sol Libes “Computer Hobbyist: The Origin of the Species” Sol Libes founded the Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey in early 1975. The ACGNJ is the oldest Personal Computer Club in the world serving both PC & Macintosh users. Sol served as ACGNJ President for six years, in other positions for another four years, before retiring in 1986. Sol also, in 1976, co-founded, with Allen Katz, the Trenton Computer Festival, the first Personal Computer show. Sol was a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Programming at Union County College for 25 years, retiring in 1993. He has a BA from the City University of New York and an MS from Rutgers University. He also taught in the Rutgers University Graduate School of Computer Science and was a visiting lecturer at other Colleges and Universities. Sol is the author of 16 books, most of them on Personal Computer hardware and software design. Many have been translated into several foreign languages. He has authored over 300 magazine articles that have appeared in more than 30 different magazines and journals. He was a monthly columnist in Byte magazine (for many years the leading Personal Computer magazine) for six years, beginning in 1976 and was the Editor of Microsystems Journal (a magazine for computer hardware and software designers) from 1979 to 1988.