Microsoft founders lead tributes to 'father of the PC'
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"The "father of the personal computer" who kick-started the
careers of Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen has died at
the age of 68.
"Dr Henry Edward Roberts was the inventor of the Altair 8800, a
machine that sparked the home computer era.
"Gates and Allen contacted Dr Roberts after seeing the machine
on the front cover of a magazine and offered to write software for
"The program was known as Altair-Basic, the foundation of