Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Gary Kildall
Born: May 19, 1942 in Seattle, Washington USA
Death: July 11, 1994 (Age: 52)
Computer related contributions
- Often referred to as the man who gave Bill Gates the world.
- American computer scientist and microcomputer entrepreneur who invented the CP/M operating system and founded Digital Research, Inc. (DRI).
- Created the first diskette track buffering schemes, read-ahead algorithms, file directory caches, and RAM disk emulators.
- Introduced a binary recompiler in the 1980s.
- Developed the file system and data structures for the first consumer CD-ROM.
- One of the first people to see microprocessors as fully capable computers rather than equipment controllers and to organize a company around this concept.
- Co-hosted the PBS TV show The Computer Chronicles.