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tfit
04-02-2010, 05:07 PM
I just read Ed Roberts parted from us. Tribute to the person who made what we use everyday.

Fumigator
04-02-2010, 05:18 PM
He was 2 months younger than my Dad... Hang in there, Dad! We still like having you around.

I like that Roberts had a dream of practicing medicine and got to pursue his dream after making big bucks. That's pretty cool.

tfit
04-02-2010, 05:22 PM
I like that Roberts had a dream of practicing medicine and got to pursue his dream after making big bucks. That's pretty cool.

Did he make big bucks? I always had the impression he hadn't and that's why he moved back to medicine. And from what i understood he would never become friends with gates.

Have you ever seen triumph of the nerds?

Fumigator
04-02-2010, 06:12 PM
Saw it years ago.. don't remember any details. I assumed he made enough $$ to live comfortably but what do I know!

tdave
04-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Which Ed Roberts you referred to :The Ed Roberts (1939–1995)"????


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Roberts

oracleguy
04-08-2010, 10:10 PM
Which Ed Roberts you referred to :The Ed Roberts (1939–1995)"????


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Roberts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Roberts_%28computer_engineer%29

Fumigator
04-09-2010, 12:21 AM
Hey there you go, Ed scored $2,000,000 from the sale of MITS in 1977. In today's dollars that's $6.9 mil, which I would consider big bucks. It's not Bill Gates big bucks, but you should have to worry about money anymore with that kind of payday.:thumbsup:



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