RIP Ed Roberts

6:23 am digital

Ed Roberts, one of the founders of MITS and a pioneer of the personal computer revolution, died yesterday.

I remember seeing the Altair 8800 on the cover of Popular Electronics as a kid, and being amazed that a computer could be so small. It seemed like Star Trek was coming to my living room. I was hooked and my journey had begun.

Being in Albuquerque makes this even more poignant. This is where it all began, and now part of it just ended. Thanks for the push, Ed. It’s been a great ride thus far!

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