Posted by : Cebu Blogger Sunday, April 4, 2010

Dr Henry Edward Roberts, the father of the personal computer died last April 1 due to Pneumonia. He is the main reason for the very promising career of some Microsoft founders like Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

Dr. Henry with his machine

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Dr. Henry build a machine named Altair 8800. He named it basing from the then-cutting edge Intel 8080 microprocessor. This machine is operated by switches and with no display. The two computer wizards, Gate and Paul, were interested of writing a software code to that machine. As a result is their so-called AltairBasic, this is the foundation of Microsoft's business today.

Everyone in technology market is mourning for this lost. Not just Microsoft, so with Apple company. As what Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said, "Dr ROberts had taken a critically important step that led to everything we have today.

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