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Steve Jobs left Apple on this day in 1985

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers Steve Jobs, while still with Apple, helped create the Apple University Consortium which offered faculty members, students and their institutions to acquire Apple equipment at… Read more »

On this day in 1958 the first IC #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers Kilby had pursued a different route to others connecting the capacitors, transistors and resistors with fine gold wiring that he called ‘flying wires’.  He had… Read more »

Charles Simonyi – born on this day in 1948 #history

Excerpt from the PC Pioneers Charles Simonyi would produce an early WP, Bravo and then moved Microsoft into applications, but what of his origins? Charles Simonyi, was born in Budapest,… Read more »

A German Lorenz message was re-sent today in 1942 – enabling Bletchley to decode it! #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers The task of designing the first of these systems for the Germans had been given to the Lorenz Company that came up with the SZ… Read more »

Linus Torvalds announced Linux this day in 1991

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers Linus Torvalds, a 21-year old second-year computer science student, wrote a new UNIX kernel using the available GNU tools and issued his software under the… Read more »

Gordon C Bell born this day in 1906 #history #computing

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers Gordon Bell was recruited from MIT’s Speech Computation Laboratory to design the input/output for the PDP-1. In 1972 Bell described his ‘Law of Computer Classes’…. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

 

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