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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 »

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 »

Twitter anniversary #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers On this day in 2006 Twitter was launched by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone Jack Dorsey was raised in St Louis Missouri and… Read more »

300 years of effort – Microsoft Windows ’95 #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1995 Microsoft Windows 95 had achieved code stability, its ten million lines of code had taken 300 person-years of effort! “Computers… Read more »

Telstar, Happy Birthday #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1962 the Telstar communications satellite was launched Telstar 1 was launched on 10th July 1962, successfully relaying through space many firsts… Read more »

Marc Andreessen and Mosaic #history

On this day in 1971 Marc Andreessen was born – he co-developed the Mosaic browser Extract from The PC Pioneers Significant among the first twenty or so World Wide Web… Read more »

HoTMaiL launch #history

Extract from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1996, Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith launch HoTMaiL Hotmail was launched by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith as HoTMaiL in July… Read more »

See new site…

New writing blog site! – just a short and sweet post today – do take time to look at BobDenton.co.uk The site has been completely updated to become the blog… 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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