Canadian Technology Evangelist and Amiga Developer Dr. Adam Chowaniec to
Join Distinguished Panel to Commemorate 25 Years of Computing Innovation
OTTAWA, CANADA, December 10 /CNW/ - Liquid Computing, Inc., the developer
of LiquidIQ(R), the industry-leading fabric computing architecture system,
today announced it is the premier sponsor of the Impact of the Commodore 64:
25th Anniversary Celebration panel event at the Computer History Museum (CHM)
in Mountain View, Calif. on December 10, 2007. Part of the CHM Presents
speaker series, this historic event will feature the first ever panel of the
distinguished "Founding Fathers of the Computer," who developed some of the
world's earliest and most successful personal computers.
The event celebrates the era of microcomputer innovation since 1982 when
the market was dominated by the Commodore 64, IBM PC, the Atari 8-bit family,
the Amiga family, the Apple II, and Tandy Corporation's TRS-80. These early
advances spawned a tremendous market for home, small business, distributed and
networked technology uses that are critical to the personal productivity tools
and business solutions of today. The following featured panelists will provide
recollections and perspectives from their early experiences:
-- Adam Chowaniec, Chairman of the Board, Liquid Computing, Inc. (Former
VP of Technology at Commodore, and developer of Amiga)
-- William Lowe, Chief Executive Officer and President, NEPS (Former
President of the Entry Systems Division at IBM)
-- Jack Tramiel, Founder and CEO, Commodore (Former President and CEO of
-- Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder, Apple Computer (now Apple, Inc.)
John Markoff, a well-known New York Times technology journalist, lecturer
and author will moderate the panel.
The Commodore 64 is one of the best-selling personal computer models of
all time. The platform was a turning point in computing history, as it
dramatically altered public knowledge of, and access to, computing.
Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles were developed for the
Commodore 64 including development tools, office applications, and games.
Commodore has a strong Canadian heritage, stemming from the establishment
of the future Commodore International in 1954 in Toronto by Jack Tramiel. Dr.
Adam Chowaniec, a pivotal player in the development of the Commodore 64 and
developer of the Amiga, joined Commodore in 1983 out of Bell-Northern Research
in Ottawa. Throughout his career, he has been a strong proponent for
technology and economic development in Canada. He is currently chair of the
Ontario Research and Innovation Council and serves on the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Council of Canada.
"Liquid Computing is proud to be the lead sponsor for this event and
salutes these great technology leaders and the powerful impact of their
achievements in business and society," said Brian Hurley, CEO, Liquid
Computing, Inc. "We are honored to have one of the panelists, Dr. Adam
Chowaniec, as an investor and Chairman of Liquid Computing. His long-standing
passion for innovation is reflected in Liquid Computing, which is ushering in
the next major turning point in computing history with our leading LiquidIQ
fabric computing architecture system. Fabric computing has been identified by
Gartner Inc. as one of the Top 10 strategic technologies for 2008."
The event is also made possible by the contributions of several
supporting sponsors, including: ATA Ventures, a capital investments firm with
a focus on information technology; VenGrowth Asset Management, Inc., which
provides Canadians access to specialized investment strategies; Sage
Communications, a full-service marketing communications agency; and
Viewstream, a leading media content and technology company.
For further information or to register for the event, please visit the
Liquid Computing Web site at www.liquidcomputing.com/chm. An archived Web cast
of the panel can also be accessed at this link on December 17, 2007.
Media interested in attending the press reception or event or scheduling
an interview should contact Duyen Truong at 703-584-5645,
About Liquid Computing, Inc.
Liquid Computing is the leading provider of a new generation of Fabric
Computing IT infrastructure. Fabric Computing is disrupting the traditional
rack mount server and switch configurations that are commonplace in data
centers. The inflexibilities and high cost of typical data centers is driving
adoption of Fabric Computing architectures such as LiquidIQ. LiquidIQ provides
pools of computing, memory, networking and IO resources and allows for
software defined creation of logical datacenter infrastructure - including
servers, VLANs, subnets, storage gateways, firewalls, VPNs, etc. Flexibility
is infinite. Costs are an order of magnitude reduced. For more information,
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