[Dixielandjazz] George Morrow obituary
richard.broadie at gte.net
Wed May 14 14:58:52 PDT 2003
"She seemed to be a very nice man. "
Please change She to He before I get sued! I've got enough problems!
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From: "Richard Broadie" <richard.broadie at gte.net>
To: "David W. Littlefield" <dwlit at cpcug.org>; "DJML"
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Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 1:04 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] George Morrow obituary
> Thanks for the George Morrow obituary Sheik. I met Mr. Morrow at an Audio
> Sorry to learn of his demise. She seemed to be a very nice man.
His intelligence was obvious and very much appreciated. Dick
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David W. Littlefield" <dwlit at cpcug.org>
> To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 6:44 AM
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] George Morrow obituary
> > Hi All. Here's one of those "ya never know who's gonna like OKOM" items.
> > >From the NY Times. The next to last paragraph states the
> > --Sheik
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > George Morrow, a Personal Computer Visionary, Dies at 69
> > By JOHN MARKOFF
> > eorge Morrow, a mathematician and programmer who was a member of a group
> > unorthodox hobbyists who were instrumental in creating the personal
> > computer industry, died at his home in San Mateo, Calif., on Wednesday.
> > He was 69 and had suffered from aplastic anemia for the last year, his
> > said.
> > Mr. Morrow was born in Detroit. He dropped out of high school, but at
> > age of 28 decided to return to school and received a bachelor's degree
> > physics from Stanford University and a master's degree in mathematics
> > the University of Oklahoma. He entered a Ph.D. program in mathematics at
> > the University of California at Berkeley, but was sidetracked by his
> > passion for computers.
> > He started working as a programmer in the computer laboratory at
> > in the early 1970's and began attending meetings of the Homebrew
> > Club, an informal group of engineers, programmers, experimenters and
> > entrepreneurs that ultimately spun off dozens of companies that formed
> > core of the personal computer industry in the 1970's.
> > Initially, most personal computers were sold as kits. Mr. Morrow formed
> > Microstuf, a company in Berkeley, Calif., to sell expansion cards and
> > computer add-on products to the first generation of personal computer
> > enthusiasts. He would later change the name of the company, first to
> > Thinker Toys and later to Morrow Designs.
> > A self-taught computer designer, Mr. Morrow was involved in the efforts
> > create and standardize the S100 bus, a hardware design that made it
> > possible for early PC makers to share expansion cards.
> > Morrow Designs thrived when the personal computer became an important
> > for small businesses. The first machines ran the Digital Research CP/M
> > operating system. Later, Mr. Morrow introduced a portable computer
> > to compete head-to-head with the popular Osborne 1 computer. The Morrow
> > machine matched the Osborne's $1,795 price but offered more bundled
> > Mr. Morrow was well known for his enthusiasm and his sense of humor
> > the computer industry. Lee Felsenstein, who was one of the original
> > of the Homebrew club and the designer of the Osborne 1, recalled that
> > Morrow was usually dressed in jeans and tennis shoes.
> > When I.B.M. began to dominate the PC market, Mr. Morrow was forced to
> > to the industry standard. In 1985, his company introduced a popular
> > portable design known as the Pivot and sold the design to Zenith Data
> > Systems. But with the industry becoming increasingly dominated by large
> > electronics companies, Morrow Designs filed for bankruptcy in 1986.
> > In recent years, Mr. Morrow spent his time maintaining a collection of
> > 70,000 78-r.p.m. recordings, with much of the collection being dance and
> > jazz music of the 1920's and 1930's. He had developed an advanced
> > electronic system for digitizing and remastering the recordings and he
> > distributing them on compact disc on his own label, the Old Masters.
> > He is survived by his wife, Michiko Jean, of San Mateo; two sons, John,
> > San Mateo, and William, of New York; and a daughter, Kelly, of San Jose,
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