Editor’s note: June 21, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Computerworld’s founding. Join us for a look back at the earliest days of our publication.
In 1967, Thursday mornings were special at the gray house at 355 Walnut St. in Newtonville, Mass. That’s when the first issues of Computerworld were usually delivered from the printers.
Much like those tech startups that were born in garages — Hewlett-Packard and Apple, for instance — Computerworld was being run by MIT graduate Patrick J. McGovern Jr. out of his colonial-style home. He was 30 at the time, and had started the IT publication just three years after founding International Data Corporation (IDC).