By Harry Henderson
This accomplished A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the various workforce of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the laptop technology box. The state of the art, modern entries and knowledge at the computing device supply a glimpse into not just their force but in addition their demanding situations in making a new form of enterprise and a brand new type of tradition.
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Bricklin would create the overall design and documentation for the program, while Frankston would write it in faster-running assembly language. They then met with Dan Fylstra, owner of a small software publishing company, and he agreed to market the program. In 1979, Bricklin and Frankston started their own company, Software Arts, to develop the software. Bricklin took business classes by day while Frankston programmed all night. They rushed to complete the program, and then had to decide what to call it.
Com/default. htm. Downloaded on November 26, 2002. Slater, Robert. Portraits in Silicon. : MIT Press, 1987. Wylie, Margie. com. Available on-line. com/2009-1082-233609. legacy=cnet. Posted on October 13, 1997. ᨳ Brooks, Frederick P. (1931– ) American Computer Scientist In the early days of computing (the late 1940s and early 1950s), most programming was done in a haphazard and improvised fashion. This was not surprising: Programming was a brand-new field and there was no previous experience to draw upon.
The “Atari culture” became the forerunner for the strange combination of intense work and laid-back lifestyle that would mark many Silicon Valley companies in the 1980s and 1990s. By 1976, Atari was a $40 million company, but to reach the next level it had to attract major investors, especially because it now faced competition from other video game makers. Bushnell decided to sell the company to Warner Communications for $28 million. He kept half the money as his share and remained chairman of the company.