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Stan Veit(1)

25 December 1919, city, USA

 

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principal publications
1983 Computershopper Magazine
1993 History of personal computer

??? Using Microcomputers In Business
???? The Peripherals Book

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Achievement

Opened one of the first computer stores in the world.
Actively promoted the use and acceptance of PC's and was of major influence in opinion forming of the general public.

 

Biography


Education: Brooklyn Polytech, RCA Institutes, Hofstra College, B.S
Teaching : New School University, New York.

Military Service: U.S.AAF 1942- 1945

Stan Veit is one of the pioneers of personal computing. A technical writer for Republic Aviation, Bell Labs, Loral Electronics and other firms,
He wrote user manuals for Bell Labs COSMOS System (Mainframe Analysis System) and classified network systems.
Leaving the defense industry, he wrote user manuals for Time Sharing Resources (TSR) one of the first interactive APL time sharing systems.
Veit became interested in small computers as a result of his technical writing work. With the advent of the Altair computer in 1975, he decided to open a computer store in New York City.
In 1976 he opened Computer Mart of New York. This was one of first computer stores in the world and was the third Apple dealer appointed by Steve Jobs. While in the store, Stan Veit co-authored "Getting Involved With Your Own Computer" with Leslie Solomon, who is recognized by many as "the father of personal computing."
Leaving the retail business, in 1979, Stan Veit returned to writing as author of "Using Microcomputers In Business," The Peripherals Book and articles for Personal Computing and Byte magazines.
In 1980, he became the Computer Editor of Popular Electronics Magazine and later Technical Editor of Computers & Electronics magazine for Ziff Davis. He also became Sysop of Ziff Davis' first online magazine on CompuServe.


In 1983, Stan went to Florida to become the founding Editor-In-Chief of Computer Shopper magazine and later Editor-In-Chief and Publisher. This unique magazine became the largest magazine in the world and was sold to Ziff Davis, who moved it to New York City. Stan became Editor-In-Chief Emeritus and one of the editors on Ziff-Net.
For several years he wrote the popular column "What Ever Happened To? " about personal computer history . He also wrote "Stan Veit's History of The Personal Computer."
In 1996, Stan Veit founded Webzene Publishing Company a Web content and hosting company. Webzene created and hosted the websites for Shutterbug Magazine, Sporting Clays, Soccer, Extreme Sports and PC-History magazines.
They also created websites for the National Association of American Soccer Coaches, U.S. Soccer, Amateur Division and many commercial organizations.

With the death of his partner Azimat Khan, Stan Veit dissolved the web business only retaining the PC-History website .

Now in active retirement at 82 (2002 ed.), Stan Veit retains his interest in personal computing and the Internet. He develops and manages web sites for non-profit organizations such as the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation, The U.S. Navy League, Cape Canaveral Council, and his church.
He also continues with his PC-History web site: www.pc-history.org and answers questions for young students who contact him. He lives in Florida and can be contacted at sveit@cfl.rr.com.


Chronology

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graduated from Brooklyn Polytech, RCA Institutes, Hofstra College, B.S

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Teaching at New School University, New York.

1942 - 1945

Military Service: U.S.AAF 1942- 1945

1975

Opened one of the first computer stores in the world in New York City.

1976

Opened Computer Mart of New York.. This was one of first computer stores in the world and was the third Apple dealer appointed by Steve Jobs.

1979

Stan Veit returned to writing as author of "Using Microcomputers In Business," The Peripherals Book and articles for Personal Computing and Byte magazines.

1980

Computer Editor of Popular Electronics Magazine

1981

Technical Editor of Computers & Electronics magazine for Ziff Davis.

1982

sysop of Ziff Davis' first online magazine on CompuServe.

1983

Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Computer Shopper magazine

1985

Editor-In-Chief and Publisher Computer Shopper magazine

1996

Founded Webzene Publishing Company a Web

2002

Active retirement(2)

 

Honors and Awards

 

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Footnotes & References

1 text and picture courtesy Stan Veit
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Stan Veit can be reached by e-mail at sveit@cfl.rr.com