Club Activity in the Early Phases of Microcomputing in Finland

  • Petri Saarikoski
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 174)


History has ignored several aspects concerning the early phases of Finland’s computerization activities. This article concentrates on the early history of microcomputing in Finland, in the light of three computer clubs. An interactive relationship between paid work and private hobbies was typical in the early phases of microcomputing. The educational and do-it-yourself aspects of about computers enhanced learning.

Key words

History of microcomputing computer hobby computer clubs Finland 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petri Saarikoski
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  1. 1.Digital Culture, Degree Programme in Cultural Production and Landscape StudiesUnviersity of TurkuPori

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