Gary Kildall

"You need to study other people's work. Their approaches to problem solving and the tools they use give you a fresh way to look at your own work."

Born
May 19, 1942
Died
July 11, 1994
Birth Place
Seattle, Washington, United States of America

About

Gary Kildall was an American computer scientist and microcomputer entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system and founded Digital Research, Inc. (DRI). Kildall was one of the first people to see microprocessors as fully capable computers rather than equipment controllers and to organize a company around this concept. He also co-hosted the PBS TV show The Computer Chronicles. Although his career in computing spanned more than two decades, he is mainly remembered in connection with IBM's unsuccessful attempt in 1980 to license CP/M for the IBM PC.

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