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Bill Godbout

Bill Godbout was an early computer pioneer and entrepreneur known for manufacturing and selling computer equipment, parts and Electronic kits in Silicon Valley, before the time of the Apple II.[1][2]

He and his companies "Godbout Electronics" (and later Compupro) were very influential in the early years of the personal computer market.[3] Together with IEEE-696 better known as the very popular S-100 bus.[4]

He is featured in the book The Silicon boys, 1999 by David A. Kaplan about the pioneers of Silicon Valley[5]

References

  1. ^ http://www.imsai.net/history/quinn/quinn-1.htm the Surplus Connection
  2. ^ http://opencollector.org/history/homebrew/Chapter9.html Selling surplus parts
  3. ^ Shea, Tom (May 21, 1984). "Q&A: William Godbout". InfoWorld 6 (21): 64.  
  4. ^ http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/s100bus.html the development of the S-100 bus
  5. ^ "Bill Godbout".  


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