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Troubleshooting Professional: Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

May 06, 1999, 12:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Litt)


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"It was an age of heros, those days. Men of action, of vision, of legend. They swashbuckled across the technological stage, making their mark. They took naked chips and gave them soul..."

Capsule bios and segments on the makers of the PC revolution:

  • Ed Roberts, maker of the first commercial PC
  • Gary Kildall, maker of the first true PC OS
  • Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, makers of the Apple
  • Paul Allen and Bill Gates, makers of Microsoft
  • Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston, makers of VisiCalc -- the first PC killer app
  • Philippe Kahn, founder of Borland, maker of TurboPascal
  • Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software movement
  • Linus Torvalds, developer of the Linux kernel
  • Marc Andreessen, developer of the Mosaic browser, founder of Netscape

An outstanding read, in this editor's opinion.

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