Twin Cities Osborne Group records
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The collection contains articles of Incorporation (1983), printouts from the TCOG Bulletin Board list serve discussions, and FOG correspondence and other materials.
- Twin Cities Osborne Group (Organization)
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"The Twin Cities Osborne Group [was] organized to provide a forum for communicating ideas, resolving problems and increasing the effectiveness of users of microcomputers and their related software and peripherals; to educate the public concerning advantages and disadvantages of microcomputers; and to encourage the creation, modification, maintenance, duplication, and distribution of public domain software." ("Statement of Purpose," Twin Cities Osborne Group Newsletter, February 1983, p. 3)
Twin Cities Osborne Group (TCOG) began its newsletter in 1981 and its membership peaked at nearly 500 in 1984. Before 1991, TCOG and the KayPro Users of Minnesota began issuing the cooperative KAY-OS Newsletter.
TCOG was a member affiliate of First Osborne Group (FOG), which was the largest computer user group in the 1980s.
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Collection contains articles of Incorporation (1983), printouts from the TCOG Bulletin Board list serve discussions, and FOG correspondence and other materials.
Donated by Shar Feldheim in 1988 and 1992, and Arthur D. Walsh in 1995, 1996 and 2004.
- Twin Cities Osborne Group Records, 1980-1989. Finding Aid.
- Prepared by Kevin Corbitt, December 1996; Karen Spilman, February 2006.
- February 2006
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