Tag: computers

Gary Kildall: Forgotten Genius

Gary Kildall was a visionary whose contributions to the personal computer industry has been slowly forgotten or reduced to footnotes in history. His company, Digital Research Inc. (DRI) was one of the most successful computer companies of the 1970s and 1980s. There’s a popular story that’s…

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Cloud Computing from 1963

I love seeing old video of new technology or predictions of the future. Here’s a classic piece from 1963 called Timesharing: A solution to Computer Bottlenecks which is basically about cloud computing. It truly is amazing how far we’ve come when it comes to computers. Even…

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Electric dreams

I’ve always loved the movie “Electric Dreams” (1984). It was one of the first features films that had the personal computer as one of its leads! Sure, “2001: a Space Odyssey” had HAL but Electric Dreams had a PC called Edgar which more resembled our modern…

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