The Near-Bill-Gates invented portable computer and is interested in quantum computer.
Lee Felsenstein developed the first portable computer. Nevertheless, he was neither rich nor famous. A documentary pays tribute to him and other failed pioneers of Silicon Valley.
The well-known stories from Silicon Valley are success stories. They are about people who have an idea with which they can make the world happy and give them immeasurable wealth. But the history of the Silicon Valley is at the same time full of pioneers who have done extraordinary and are neither rich nor famous. Lee rock is one of them.
The 71-year-old is one of the fathers of the personal portable computer, he has developed the first portable – or say: draggable – PC. In the struggles of the student-driven time at the University of California in Berkeley, Felsenstein developed the first social computer medium, before the Internet, long before Facebook and Twitter.He was always in the right place at the right time, but there was always something in between. A documentary film by Jan Tenhaven now uses characters such as Felsenstein a loving monument – people who were more connected to the alternative scene of hippies and beatniks than Wall Street.
New Technology of These Quantum computers
Lee Felsenstein came from the east coast to Berkeley in 1963 to become an engineer. For the young man, this meant to prepare himself for a role as a tooth-wheel in the transmission of the military-industrial complex, disappearing in a large machine, the public only taking note of the impressive results: the moon project, nuclear power plants, supersonic aircraft.
He was fascinated by Berkeley: the burgeoning revolutionary sentiment of the students. They fought for free speech on campus and against the Vietnam War. Lee Felsenstein was, so to speak, hereditary, his parents were members of the Communist Party.
He became an activist-though he saw his role not as a speeches of swinging ringleaders. But as a humble servant of the great cause. In an essay, he remembers, “I’m a technician,” I said, “you can discuss politics, I’ll change your decisions.” ”
It was an impressive experience for him: he was sitting in an “Pressebüro” of the revolutionaries in Berkeley one evening when a few activists came in. “The campus is surrounded by the police via portable computer – quickly, make us a radio for the police!” Felsenstein tried to explain that the police had not been broadcasting for a long time at a frequency that normal radios could receive, and that he needed time. But the others did not want to hear – they wanted their radio. “This stupidity took my breath,” recalls Felsenstein. The intellectuals to whom he looked up were not accessible to technical arguments. The 19-year-old saw that he had to give up his role as commandant. The next time he would say, “You can not have quantum computer technology, but look, here is something I’ve developed …”
Future Technology about Computers
Lee Felsenstein mused above all about the infrastructure of the revolutionary movement computer tech future. He was fascinated by the fact that one could produce a thick booklet in a thousandfold edition overnight by multiplying many of the individual helpers with primitive matrices. Networking and communication were the key words. Computers were then large central computers, which were either programmed with punch cards or via special terminals, so-called terminals.
In fact, the students managed to find such a quantum computer in 1973 and get it running in an office in San Francisco. One would have given each activist a terminal, but they were prohibitive. The solution: A public terminal was installed in a Berkeley record store. Leopold’s Records, which was connected to the computer via a telephone line. “Community Memory,” the first electronic social medium, was born. Everyone could sit down at the keyboard, ponder a pseudonym and write it down. “I expected people to ask about tech / technology,” A portable quantum computer, what can I do with it? “Says Steinstein. Instead, people pushed around the device, everyone wanted to try it out.