From: Doug Spence <ds_spenc_at_alcor.concordia.ca>
Date: Tue May 6 14:55:46 1997

On Tue, 29 Apr 1997, hellige wrote:

> On 29-Apr-97, classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu wrote:
> >I'll second his nomination, and with great trepidation add Jay Miner to
> >the list. :)
> I think Jay Miner is definately worthy of inclusion since he did much of
> the design of the Atari 8bit machines, such as the 400/800, and he is
> generally considered the father of the Amiga line.

Jay is certainly important, but I'd hesitate at saying he was as
influential as someone like Gary Kildall, Steve Wozniak, or Chuck Peddle.
As much as I love all of the things Jay Miner gave us, there aren't that
many people who were actually aware of his machines, let alone the man

Perhaps if he had worked somewhere without Stealth Marketing...

> Out of curiosity, is anyone willing to nominate Jack Tremiel? <sp?>

Uh... not me! But what about Sir Clive Sinclair, and that Tandy guy. :)

Doug Spence
Received on Tue May 06 1997 - 14:55:46 BST

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