Anyone know this guy

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Dec 15 17:45:29 2000

On Fri, 15 Dec 2000, John R. Keys Jr. wrote:

> In Wednesday's USA Today there was a article on Silicon Valley and it
> talked about a guy named Gordon Bell and the fact that he is helping
> create a computer history museum in the valley. The paper says he works
> for Microsoft Research and is doing this on the side. It then goes on
> tell about some of the collection that he has in his warehouse. Short
> but nice article.

Who? Gordon Bell? Oh yeah, that guy. He's only considered the Father
of the Mini-computer and is only responsible for most of the DEC PDP
series of machines and the VAX. You know, minor contributions :)

The computer museum they are talking about is The Computer Museum History
Center, which is already quite established.

Gwen Bell (Gordon's wife) is really responsible for founding the museum
back in the early 80s. It started out as the DEC museum and then became a
separate entity.

It doesn't seem the writer did very good research for this article but
then again USA Today has never been known for exemplary journalism :)

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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Received on Fri Dec 15 2000 - 17:45:29 GMT

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