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Thursday, December 11, 2014

A History of Boston Computing

Part one of an article on the early history of computing technology in the Boston area.  As the piece suggests, it's often forgotten after the emergence of personal technologies in Silicon Valley.   So this is positioned as a rise-and-fall story.  We spent some time with DEC in the NE at that time so some of the players are familiar.  Dan Bricklin's invention of the personal spreadsheet, and our lapping up its capabilities for accounting functions.  Then the surprising failure of DEC to understand the personal computing revolution.  Some of the details are revealing to our experiences then.  Looking forward to the next chapter.

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