PC maker, inspiration for Microsoft dies in Ga.

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 ATLANTA (AP) -- Dr. Henry Edward Roberts, a developer of an early
personal computer that inspired Bill Gates to found Microsoft, died
Thursday in Georgia. He was 68.

Roberts, whose build-it-yourself kit concentrated thousands of dollars
worth of computer capability in an affordable package, inspired Bill
Gates and his childhood friend Paul Allen to come up with Microsoft in
1975 after they saw an article about the MITS Altair 8800 in Popular

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