Robert Tinney, who created the illustrations of some of BYTE magazine’s earliest covers, in an interview says:
Being a talented artist is sort of like being a talented speaker: its a nice talent to have, but it isnt easy to find someone wholl pay you just to do it. You need to combine that basic talent with another skill to really have a marketable service. If youre a good speaker, combine that with a law degree to be a trial attorney. If youre an artist, acquire an expertise in 3-D modeling and move to Hollywood for a career in special effects.
I’ve added some early BYTE covers to Cover Browser.
AP asked a couple of tech entrepreneurs what they’d do if they had to call the shots at Google Inc.:
What would you do?
Google installed a full-scale replica of SpaceShipOne (from the first privately-funded human spaceflight two years ago) in their headquarters, TechCrunch reports. Barry Schwartz asks, “Why did Google do this?”, and I’ll echo his question... maybe it’s a symbol that innovation can take you anywhere?
Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer sells Windows 1.0 in this video from 1985. Write, Calendar, a Clock, and Reversi!
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