Lee Felsenstein and the Homebrew Computer Club

The Homebrew Computer Club was a hybrid with elements from the radical student movement of the 60s, the Berkeley community computing activists, and electronic hobbyists. Steven Levy's book 'Hackers' describes the birth of the Homebrew Computer Club itself. And Steven Wozniak described at the time HOMEBREW AND HOW THE APPLE CAME TO BE. There is very little recent about the Homebrew Computer Club on the web; only one of the original members has documented his time in it on his homepage. One of the leading members (and inspirations) was Lee Felsenstein. Lee is still active now: and has lately started running a blog.

One of Lee's own sources of inspiration was Ivan Illich's book Tools for Conviviality.