Personal Computer Museum, Canada's Videogame Museum

Syd Bolton
Favorite Computer: Commodore 64
Syd is the curator of the Personal Computer Museum and founded it after over 20 years of collecting computers. Syd's first experience was with an Apple II computer his neighbours had in 1981, followed quickly by an IBM PC. His true love for computers, however, was discovered on the Commodore PET which was really the first machine he programmed on.

From there, Syd moved onto the Commodore 64 where the abundance of games and programming opportunities fostered the notion that computers were going to be a way to make a living.

In the nineties Syd formed Legendary Design Technologies to create Amiga software and had some success before and briefly after Commodore went bankrupt.

Syd still develops software today and writes the weekly computer column in 'The Expositor', a local newspaper.

Photo by Greg McMillan

Syd Bolton

Interested in helping out? We need volunteers to help run the museum during open houses and special events, people to catalog and archive our thousands of artifacts and more! You don't need to be a computer expert, just someone with a small amount of extra time and an interest in this project. If this sounds like you, please contact us!