Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dept. of Technology: Remember This?: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

Extensive profile of Gordon Bell and his work 

This, by the way, is the Gordon Bell, aged seventy-two, of Microsoft, who has been described as “the Frank Lloyd Wright of computers”; who, at the Digital Equipment Corporation, was among the first engineers to fashion computers into a network; who led the National Science Foundation effort to link the world’s supercomputers—the Internet. The Gordon Bell, incidentally, who believes that one day houses will have no windows, so it won’t matter where they are—screens on the walls will display whatever we want to look at.

Source: Dept. of Technology: Remember This?: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

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