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Originally posted by DrumsRfun
reply to post by ProphecyPhD
Steve Jobs just died.
Whether you like him or not....have a bit of respect.
Now you want to get race into this and be disrespectful at the same time??
I think it might be just a bit too soon to bring this up.
edit on 5-10-2011 by DrumsRfun because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Pixiefyre
His definitely had a big influence in the growth of PC's but he did this as an employee of IBM and didn't start working there until 1980, whereas Steve Jobs and the Woz created the Apple I in (1975 Start starting from a garage with a wooden case) 1976, then introduced the Apple IIe in 1977 which I can tell you gained wide spread use within the business market. In 1988 when I started working as a lab technician at a fortune 500 chemical company the majority of personal desktop computers they were using were Apple IIe's.
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Originally posted by Biigs
who cares, A person invented somthing and OTHER people got richer than he did.
Whats being black got to do, got to do with it?
Stop Your Steve Jobs lies!! Dr. Mark Dean Invented the PC And He's A Black Man (can it be true??)
Originally posted by PapaEmeritus
Im prettttty sure Mr. Jobs had his 1st PC out before Mr.Dean even finished schooling. And where are you trying to go with this??????
Mark Dean (computer scientist)
Mark E. Dean (born March 2, 1957) is an inventor and a computer engineer. He led the team that developed the ISA bus, and he led the design team responsible for creating the first one-gigahertz computer processor chip. He holds three of IBM's original nine PC patents. In August 2011, writing in his blog, Dean stated that he now uses a tablet computer instead of a PC.
Born in Jefferson City, Tennessee, Dean holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Florida Atlantic University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Dean is the first African-American to become an IBM Fellow which is the highest level of technical excellence at the company. In 1997, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Currently, he is CTO for IBM Middle East and Africa, previously, being an IBM Vice President overseeing the company's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California.Dean now holds more than 20 patents.Dean led a team that developed the interior architecture (ISA systems bus) that enables multiple devices, such as modems and printers, to be connected to personal computers. Dean also led the design team responsible for creating the first 1-gigahertz RISC processor chip, another significant step in making computers faster and smaller.
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Who did invent the microprocessor? This goes back to the 60's 18 years before Dean went to work for IBM. There are at least 2 schools of thought on this.