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RIP, Jerry Pournelle, a pioneer of tech journalism for the non-geeky

In 1980, anyone who used a PC was, by definition, something of a nerd. But Byte, the leading computer magazine of the time, saw a need for a column that emphasized the benefits of the machines rather than their innards. It found its author in celebrated science-fiction author Jerry Pournelle, whose Byte writings—best known by … Continue reading “RIP, Jerry Pournelle, a pioneer of tech journalism for the non-geeky” [Photo: Flickr user Null0] In 1980, anyone who used a PC was, by definition, something of a nerd.
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