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Father of the Computer Revolution Passed Away Thursday

 
 
Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 02:58 am
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PC Maker, Inspiration for Microsoft Dies in Ga.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: April 1, 2010

ATLANTA (AP) -- Dr. Henry Edward Roberts, a developer of an early personal computer that inspired Bill Gates to found Microsoft, died Thursday in Georgia. He was 68.

Roberts, whose build-it-yourself kit concentrated thousands of dollars worth of computer capability in an affordable package, inspired Bill Gates and his childhood friend Paul Allen to come up with Microsoft in 1975 after they saw an article about the MITS Altair 8800 in Popular Electronics.

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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/04/01/us/AP-US-Obit-Computer-Designer.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=dr.%20henry%20edward%20roberts&st=cse
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 03:47 am
@tsarstepan,
Father of the Computer Revolution Passed Away Thursday

WHAT 's THIS ??
Al Gore died ??
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 03:49 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Razz
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 03:50 am

O, no. Al Gore is the Father of the INTERNET -- sorry.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 03:50 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Common mistake. Wink
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 08:49 am
@tsarstepan,
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Father of the Computer Revolution Passed Away Thursday
This is just silly Kaiser Stevan. Who wants a computer that revolves anyway ? I have enough trouble with the bloody things without them revolving. Somebody probably shot him for revenge.
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