Luc Sala

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Luc Sala
Born
Lucius Hendrikus Dominicus Josephus Sala

(1949-12-13) December 13, 1949 (age 69)
OccupationEntrepreneur and writer

Lucius Hendrikus Dominicus Josephus (Luc) Sala (born 13 December 1949 in Leiden) is a Dutch entrepreneur and writer.

Career[edit]

Sala graduated as a physics candidate in 1976 at the Delft University of Technology. He graduated in economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He worked for Philips, but in 1982 he was fired, after which he received a discharge bonus of 100.000 guilders. He used the money to found the media company Sala Communications.

With his own company Sala began the publication of various computer magazines in the early years of the personal computer, amongst others Commodore-Info and Dealer-Info. He also wrote various books and organized computer fairs such as Commodore-Info, the PC Dumpdag and the PC Infodag. In 1987 Sala began the computer shop BCE, originally as a trade point for second-hand hardware. In the 1990s BCE became a chain store for PC's and hardware.[1]

After his computer period Sala mainly occupied himself with New Age and spirituality. He was in contact with amongst others Timothy Leary, Terence McKenna, Jaron Lanier and John Perry Barlow.[2]

In 1999 Sala entered politics, taking part in the European Parliament elections with his Lijst Sala, struggling against corruption. He was campaign leader for the party Duurzaam Nederland and third on the candidate list. These initiatives failed to gain substantional support.

Leading up to the year 2000 Sala repeatedly warned about the millennium bug and its possible consequences.[3] Since 2003 he is active as a columnist for a free Amsterdam newspaper.

Bibliography[edit]

  • De media revolutie, ARA / 1982
  • Thuiscomputers, Bakker, 1983, ISBN 90-6019-946-4
  • Alles over videospelletjes : wegwijs in de wereld van de videogames : tips voor de aanschaf : win van de computer : ook educatieve spelletjes, Luitingh, 1983, ISBN 90-245-0809-6
  • Van start met de C-16 in Basic 3.5, with Olaf Simoné (pseudonym of O. Schrickel), SAC, 1984
  • Het grote listingboek van Commodore-info, with Jan Bodzinga & Rob van den Heuvel, Sala Communications / Commodore-info, 1985, ISBN 90-940049-4-1
  • PC starter : informatief handboek voor de beginnende computergebruiker, with Chris Bergman, Sala Communications, 1990, ISBN 90-240-0723-2
  • PC gebruiker : informatief handboek voor de ervaren computergebruiker, Sala Communications / 1991, ISBN 90-240-0727-5
  • Virtual Reality : de metafysische kermisattractie : magische spiegel van de Hyper-Cyber-Age ziel, with John P. Barlow, William Bricken & Maaike Manten, Sala Communications / 1990, ISBN 90-73107-02-4
  • Het Internet Opstapboekje, Luc Sala, Sala Communications, 1996, ISBN 90-73107-06-7
  • Paddo's - Onze kleine broeders - Starter voor magic mushroom psychonauten, with Arno Adelaars and with the help of Kyra Kuitert and Joost Janssen, Egosoft/L.Sala, 1997, English translation: Magic Mushrooms - Our little brothers - Starter for Magic Mushroom Psychonauts, ISBN 90-803696-2-4
  • Bit bang: in de schaduw van het millennium : de dreiging van de millennium bug, tips en maatregelen om de problemen het hoofd te bieden, with the help of Oussama Cherribi & Ronald Wouterson, MySTèr Millennium Project, 1998, ISBN 90-73107-08-3
  • RSI: muis én multisyndroom, with Laura Egging, Sala Communications, 2004, ISBN 90-73107-10-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Computerpionier BCE vraagt faillissement aan, Het Parool, 1 May 2010.
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Pinda's in cyberspace, De Groene Amsterdammer, 15 March 1995.
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Millenniumproof?, de Volkskrant, 31 December 1999.

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