Famous bad predictions. Noyce to Kildall: "the future is in digital watches, not in computer games."
The chapter on Kildall gives us another example of someone who functioned as a sole inventor (albeit with some help from collaborators, such as Jack Torode ).
As Evans writes: "He was the first person to realize that Intel's
microprocessors could be used to build...small personal computers."
Kildall wrote the first language for a microcomputer operating system and
the first floppy disk operating system before there was even a microcomputer,
months before there was an Apple, years before IBM launched a personal computer (page 402)