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Computer Town USA

ComputerTown USA (1983)

Computer Town USA highlights the importance of computer use and computer literacy in community building. Following the development of microcomputer technology, for which the LO*OP Center also sought to provide services, this program established “Computer Towns” that would act as the local center for computer education. This was part of a larger realization that computer skills were important not only for adults, but for children as well.

In this interview with Computer Town founder Ramone Zamora, he discusses how computers have been integrated into everyday life. Zamora also points out the project goals of Computer Town, which centered around computer education, especially for children. He concludes with his views on the future role of computers as well as the importance of public libraries in such a trend of use.