-- Personal computer pioneer Henry Edward Roberts (1941-2010) A moment if you will, to consider the legacy of Henry Edward Roberts, considered by many to be the father of the PC. Roberts was an electrical engineer who had built a business building and selling calculator kits. Larger firms such as Texas Instruments soon dominated the market, forcing Roberts to switch gears. He developed a personal computer kit that sold to electronic enthusiasts for around $400. It was featured on the cover of Popular Mechanics, bringing the attention two budding software developers - Paul Allen and Bill Gates - and inspiring them to create Microsoft. What would you do if you "didn't know you couldn't do it"? More on Roberts

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