Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 16:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems I'm posting this one day late, because I didn't want it to get lost in all the April 1 nonsense. We've been in the computer age for a while now, and while that gives us the privilege of dealing with some truly great products and innovations, it sadly also means that we are starting to lose the pioneers that defined this industry. Yesterday, Ed Roberts shuffled out of life due to pneumonia. Dr. Henry Edward Roberts developed the Altair 8800, considered to be the first personal computer.
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by miles on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 14:18 UTC
miles
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2006-06-15

we are starting to lose the pioneers that defined this industry

Jay Miner died 16 years ago, so we're hardly "starting" to lose those pionniers. And I don't think he's the only one, neither that he was the first.

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