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Monthly Archives: July 2014

On this day in 1941, Vic Hayes was born, father of Wi-Fi #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1941, Vic Hayes was born, he developed WaveLAN as an alternative to Ethernet, and this later for his development of the… Read more »

On this day in 1940 Sir Clive Sinclair was born #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1940 Clive Sinclair was born, innovative radios and calculators, the ZX80/81, Spectrum and QL computers Sinclair beat both the Apple Mac… Read more »

4077th MASH in Korea #history

4077th MASH in Korea – conceived during the Spanish Civil War? Excerpt from ‘1492 and all that!’ Henry Norman Bethune had been training to become a doctor but in 1914… Read more »

Hunting endangered rhino #thriller

Excerpt from my new thriller – launching 15 September 2014 – Route of Evil Author’s note – I stress that I do not in any way condone hunting this beautiful… Read more »

Microsoft acquired QDOS from Seattle Computer Products #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1981, Microsoft acquired QDOS from Seattle Computer Products to create PC-DOS aka MS-DOS. IBM’s secretive ‘Acorn’ product to develop its own… Read more »

Religious sect opinion forming

Excerpt from Gene Genie Samuel Shepherd said ‘Welcome to our first meeting. We call this our ‘Genesis’ event. But in that title we are not referring directly to the Old… Read more »

Reconstructing coral reefs

Excerpt from ‘Still Water’ Tom Carter was shattered yet still had this deep-down warm feeling. He realised it was an all-pervading sense of deep contentment, real satisfaction derived directly from… Read more »

Aldus launched PageMaker to complete the Apple Mac killer app #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1985 Aldus launched PageMaker to complete the Apple Mac killer app – desk top publishing! Paul Brainerd earned his publishing spurs… Read more »

The hippocampus – opportunities for genetic meddling? #thriller

Excerpt from Gene Genie ‘…our procedure is heavily focused on the hippocampus.’ ‘I know that’s in our brain, doesn’t hippo means horse?’ ‘Yes, the hippocampus is part of the forebrain,… Read more »

iMac-to-go launched #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1999 the Apple iBook was launched, targeted at consumers and education as ‘iMac to go’ The iBook was launched on 21st… Read more »

PC Pioneers Survey Results

We have been running a poll on thePCpioneers.com for the last year and have been asking our readers “Which do you believe was the first truly personal computer?”. Here is… Read more »

Intel Corporation formed #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1968 Intel, the microprocessor innovator, was incorporated. When Robert Norton Noyce and Gordon E Moore, plus six colleagues, left Shockley they… Read more »

 

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