Great people personally responsible for advancing the state of early computers:

H. Edward Roberts - Creater of first popular personal computer - MITS Altair 8800.

Chuck Peddle - designer of the 6502 CPU and the Commodore PET 2001 computer.

Lee Felsenstein - Designer of early successful computers - Sol-20, Osborne 1.

Jack Tramiel - Founder and CEO of Commodore computer company.

Gary Kildall - Created the first popular computer operating system - CP/M.

Bil Gates - Microsoft software company - most early home computers ran Microsoft BASIC.

Adam Osborne - Author, book and software publisher. Founder of Osborne computer company - marketed first successful portable computer - the Osborne 01.

Steve Wozniak - the design genius behind the first Apple computers.

Steve Jobs - Apple Computers - the great marketer - succeeds by sheer willpower.

Jay Miner - Designed the Atari 400 and 800; the force behind the Amiga personal computer.

Sir Clive Sinclair - Founder of Sinclair electronics, Sinclair line of computers

Andrew Kay - Inventor of the DMM, founder of Kaypro, which created the Kaypro line of portable computers.

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