Computer Section

WE INCLUDED THE COMPUTER STORY AS SOMEONE MIGHT HAVE AN IDEA TO BUILD A SYSTEM FOR THEIR OPERATION.

The Beginning

DICK PICK NEXT TO A PROTOTYPE  MICRODATA REALITY SYSTEM.

THIS PICTURE IS FROM EARLY 1972.


THE FIRST USE OF HIS PICK DATABASE WAS ON THIS MICRODATA PLATFORM CALLED REALITY.


THE FIRST COMMERCIAL RELEASE WAS IN 1973.


I MET THIS GENIUS IN 1972. 


THE MACHINE YOU SEE HERE IS THE ACTUAL MACHINE I BOUGHT. 

IT WAS A PROTOTYPE.  I TALKED THEM INTO SELLING IT TO ME.

I DIDN'T WANT TO WAIT UNTIL IT WENT INTO PRODUCTION. 

THIS "COMPUTER" ONLY HAD AN OPERATING SYSTEM. THEN THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO SOFTWARE.

WE BECAME GREAT FRIENDS. 

HE WAS HAPPY AT WHAT WE WERE ATTEMPTING TO DO.

WE WORKED ON THE SOFTWARE AT NIGHTS, AFTER REGULAR WORK. 

DICK WOULD COME TO LOS ANGELES FROM ORANGE COUNTY ABOUT TWO TIMES A WEEK.

WE WOULD WORK LATE AT NIGHT FOR ABOUT A YEAR.  I LOVED THIS GUY.

Interesting Facts - IN 1972, WE CREATED OUR SYSTEM!

  • IN 1975 -  BILL GATES FOUNDED MICROSOFT.
  • IN 1976 -  THE FIRST PERSONAL COMPUTER WAS INVENTED BY STEVE JOBS.
  • IN 1977 -  THE PC INDUSTR BEGAN.
  • IN 1989 -  THE WORLD WIDE WEB WAS CREATED.


THIS IS MY ORIGINAL MEMORY BOARD.. AMAZING.. ALL HAND MADE!