[vcf-midatlantic] Inventor of the first personal computer dies - and it's not who you think

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Mon Apr 24 14:03:25 EDT 2017

>> On the question of "first personal computers", I think Evan's response 
of Apr 22 11:16:22 was very even-handed and well-considered.

Thank you.

>> Evan confuses admiration about results and persistence, for worship of a 
person at a point in time.

I immensely admire and respect what Wed did. I just see a lot of people in our hobby take any one inventor and hold that person above all others. For me it's Mauchly and Woz. :)

>> I personally cringe whenever Evan refers to "the homebrew era"... calling them "homebrew" suggests they were some person's one-off contraption from 
their basement. And retrospectively, casts them as second-class 

I promise you that's not what I meant.

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