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Larry Ellison, Oracle, born on this day in 1944 #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers Larry Ellison was born to single mother Florence Spallman in New York City but he was brought up by his aunt and uncle in Chicago. … Read more »

UK Government Code & Cipher School at Bletchley Park, 1939 #history #computing

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers The UK Government Code & Cipher School at Bletchley Park was established on this day in 1939. Alan Turing became head of Hut 8 at… Read more »

IBM’s secret Project Chess revealed #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1981 the outcome of IBM’s Project Chess was revealed as the IBM PC aka IBM 5150 One of Frank T Cary’s… Read more »

Steve Wozniak – early days to Cream Soda Computer #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1950, Steve Wozniak was born. With an IQ of 200, Wozniak was inspired and well-versed in electronics at an early age… Read more »

Ken Kutaragi designer of the Sony PlayStation # history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1950, Ken Kutaragi was born, the Sony PlayStation designer Back in 1986 Sony had applied its latest CDi technology in a… Read more »

Saddle factory produces the Tandy TRS-80 computer

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1977, Steve Leininger started the design work for the Tandy TRS-80 computer At Tandy, Don French, a West Coast buyer, watched… Read more »

Pet Jet, Woz crash and death of IBM’s Estridge #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1985 Don Estridge died in Delta flight 191 – he had led the development of the IBM PC Jet setting –… Read more »

On this day in 1922, Peter McColough was born #history

Peter McColough became the head of Xerox and in his pursuit for the Office of the Future he founded Xerox PARC – it went on to develop many of the… Read more »

Writing advice

These quotes feature in The PC Pioneers but could easily be applied to writing and authors: No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.Isaac Newton Research is what… Read more »

 

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