Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: C. Gordon Bell
Born: August 19, 1934
- 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.
- 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).
"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."