Great people personally responsible for advancing the art of early computers:
H. Edward Roberts - In 1974 created of first popular personal computer - MITS Altair 8800.
MITS was his own company which he founded in 1970.
Chuck Peddle - While working at MOS, in 1975 designed the popular 6502 CPU and subsequent
KIM-1 single board computer (SBC),
and later while at Commodore the Commodore PET 2001 computers.
Lee Felsenstein - Designer of early successful computers - SOL-20 (1976) and
the Osborne 1 (1981).
Jack Tramiel - Founder and CEO of Commodore computer company, who released many popular personal computers in the
late 1970s and early-mid 1980s.
Gary Kildall - In 1973 created the first popular computer operating system - CP/M.
Most early computers in the 1970s and early 1980s ran on CP/M.
Gary also co-hosted the popular TV show Computer Chronicles
from 1983 to 1990.
Bil Gates - Microsoft software company - Founded in 1975, most early home computers ran Microsoft BASIC,
the first being the MITS Altair 8080.
In the early 1980s, Microsoft MS-DOS overtook CP/M as the most popular computer operating system.
Adam Osborne - Author, book and software publisher. Founder of Osborne Computer Company.
In 1981 marketed the first successful portable computer - the Osborne 01.
Steve Wozniak - co-founder of Apple Computers in 1976.
The sole designer of the first Apple computers -
the Apple I and Apple II.
Steve Jobs - co-founder of Apple Computers in 1976.
The great marketer - succeeds with insanely great vision and sense of style.
Jay Miner - While working at Atari, in 1979 designed the Atari 400
and Atari 800; the force behind the
Amiga personal computer of 1985.
Sir Clive Sinclair - Founder of Sinclair electronics, Sinclair line of computers
Andrew Kay - As the founder of Non-Linear System, invented the digital volt-meter in 1952.
NLS changed to Kaypro in 1983, released the Kaypro line of portable computers.
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