Ed Roberts

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Birthday
13, 1941
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Apr 1, 2010 (68)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1941
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Apr 1, 2010 (68)

About

The father of the personal computer. He created the Altair 8800, the first widely successful PC.

Before Fame

He founded Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) to sell electronics kits to hobbyists. He nearly went bankrupt with his first popular product: a calculator.

Trivia

He built the Altair 8800 on the newly invented Intel 8080 microprocessor. It made the cover of Popular Electronics and orders from hobbyists flooded in.

Family Life

He was married three times and had six children.

Associated With

His product inspired Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop the BASIC software for it, their company Microsoft's first product.