The life and untimely death of Gary Kildall
Who was the greatest mind in the development of the PC?
Try Gary Kildall.
Well, if Microsoft hadn't succeeded in scamming IBM into taking its inferior (and pirated) operating system for its PC instead of Kildall's, the PC wouldn't have languished for over a decade before it became universally useful.
Here's how important is contribution was:
""The PC did not descend from the mainframe. It sprung up an entirely different way & Gary was its spiritual leader."
Here's why you've never heard of him:
He was murdered June 11, 1994.