Young Apple II fan, filmed in 1979, identified and interviewed today

Jay Ehrlich was a 12-year-old kid in 1979 in Cedar Rapids Iowa. He was in a computer store with his dad looking to buy a new computer. Like most of us at that time, his dad didn’t know anything about computers while Jay was something of an expert (we called them geeks) doing programming and creating early video games… At the time, more and more people were using computers for business activities that the public was not yet aware of. There were about 800,000 computers being used in the world at that time.

After several years, a subscriber found Jay, and I connected with him and asked him if I could interview his dad and him again all these years later to look back on that time and what they had said and what had changed in the intervening years.