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Charlotte Plotsky

Autobiographical Summary of Computer-Related Activities Conducted by Charlotte Plotsky of ACTS Institute, Inc., a nonprofit tax-exempt Illinois-based organization.

Charlotte first became interested in new technologies for her small consulting and technical assistance business in the ‘70s. Charlotte bought the first VCR on the market, an RCA VHS monster (compared to later VHS recorders) and a Commodore 64 PC. She used the latter primarily for word processing and some data base management, e.g. for mailings, and adapted a very simple address mailing label software program to inventory educational materials.