|04-02-2010, 09:08 AM||#1|
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R.I.P. Dr. Henry Roberts
A man who probably very few people have heard of, Dr. Henry Roberts, can be considered the inventor of the personal computer. In 1975, his company, MITS, put on sale the Altair 8800, the world's first personal computer. Two young computer enthusiasts, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, wrote a BASIC interpreter for the machine, and thus was Microsoft born.
The BBC News web site says:
|04-02-2010, 11:34 AM||#2|
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Toggling in bootstrap code. Ah, the good old days.....
|04-02-2010, 10:16 PM||#4|
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This thread led me to "The Gates Notes", a blog by, yes, Bill Gates who writes short pieces of things which are of interest to him on his travels around the world working for the Gates Foundation. He and Paul Allen issued a joint statement about Ed Roberts yesterday.
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