First Memories: Aliza Sherman

Aliza Sherman shares her memories about her first encounters with computers and the Internet including founding Cybergrrl, Inc. and Webgrrls International. Aliza’s first computer  was the Amstrad 1640. She pays tribute to Stacy Horn, of ECHONYC.

Stacy Horn

Why did you first get online? 1982. I was working in telecommunications and I came across what were then called electronic bulletin boards systems, aka BBS’s. I explored them for a while, but they were filled with teenage boys, and while they were occasionally charming in a “Big Bang Theory” way, they weren’t places I wanted to keep coming back …