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    tribute to ed roberts

    I just read Ed Roberts parted from us. Tribute to the person who made what we use everyday.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumigator View Post
    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?
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    Saw it years ago.. don't remember any details. I assumed he made enough $$ to live comfortably but what do I know!

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    Which Ed Roberts you referred to :The Ed Roberts (1939–1995)"????

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdave View Post
    Which Ed Roberts you referred to :The Ed Roberts (1939–1995)"????

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Robe...er_engineer%29
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    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.


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