Gordon Bell

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Gordon BellName: C. Gordon Bell

Born: August 19, 1934

Computer related contributions

  • American computer engineer, manager, entrepreneur, and investor.
  • Early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) 1960–1966 who designed several of their PDP machines and later became Vice President of Engineering.
  • Oversaw the development of the VAX.

Publications

  • Computer Structures: Readings and Examples (1971)
  • Computer Engineering (1978)
  • Computer Structures: Readings and Examples (1982)
  • High Tech Ventures: The Guide for Entrepreneurial Success (1991)
  • How the E-Memory Revolution will Change Everything (2009)
  • Your Life Uploaded: The Digital Way to Better Memory, Health, and Productivity (2010)

Honors and awards

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (1983)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1994)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (1994)
  • Member of the National Academy of Engineering (1977)
  • National Academy of Science (2007)
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (2009).

Quotes

"The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components are those that aren't there."

"Microsoft NT...is going to be very far-reaching. It's going to grab the rug out from under Unix."

Websites