In addition to being a local favorite, The Oasis Beer Garden—a short drive away from nearby Stanford University—also has a special place in the heart of many of the region’s early tech pioneers.

“We filled the whole room—starting from the left corner booth.”

Felsenstein, who still lives and works in the Bay Area, is best known for having designed the Osborne 1, the first portable and commercially successful microcomputer, which was released in 1981.

Various sports games were being shown on the TVs, and a few printed signs announced the bar’s imminent shutdown.

The timeline is short for closure, but I am going to do my best.”

Steven Levy’s 2010 book, Hackers, chronicles how Homebrew members would continue their meetings until midnight at The Oasis, described as a “a raucous watering hole” near Stanford.

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