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Gene Amdahl, Of IBM Mainframe Fame — Video From 1984 Talking About PCs.

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Gene Amdhal
(16 November 1922 – 10 November 2015)

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1984 video of Gene Amdahl.

Click to access 1984 video of Gene Amdahl.


I had hoped to find quite a few videos on YouTube that I would be able to share with you. This was the only one I managed to locate so far.

Good video. IF you have never met the great man this video will give you a very good feel as to his personality. As you will hear he was very soft spoken with a noticeable Scandinavian accent though he was born in South Dakota. He was also a very gentle man albeit with an iron resolve which you could sometimes clearly see in his eyes. Always very deliberate and thoughtful in what he says.

1984. Watch the video. He got the PC architecture part 100% right! Wow.

Now listen to Lore Harp at the 3:13 mark. Listen to what she has to say about PC CLONE vendors. Wow, talking about getting something WRONG. Great contrast here. Gene gets it right and she is dead wrong. Funny.

I, as you can see, as is my wont, is trying to pull together as much media of Gene in one place for future reference. IF you have any photos or videos of Gene that you would like to SHARE please let me know. I will work with you. Thank you.


Gene Amdahl, Father Of IBM Mainframes — A Tribute Video On YouTube.

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by Anura Guruge


Related Posts:
>> Gene Amdhal passing.
>> Gene Amdhal & I.
Gene Amdhal + Anura Guruge 1995
>> IBM Hursley pictures.
>> “Think” sign.

>> Hursley’s John Fairclough …

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Search on “Hursley”, “IBM” & “mainframes” for other IBM (Hursley) related posts … and also ‘Dylan’ >>>>


Gene Amdhal
(16 November 1922 – 10 November 2015)

obituary post.


YouTube Gene Amdhal tribute video

Click to access YouTube Gene Amdhal tribute video.


More ‘Cuteness’ At The Expense Of Young Ladies By ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’?

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Related post from yesterday:
>> Typo or just ‘cuteness’ from ‘The Sun’ — Mar. 26, 2013.


Click to access Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 'The Laconia Daily Sun' with this story on page 2.

Click to access Wednesday, March 27, 2013, ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’ with this story on page 2.


Yes, it is ‘funny’ in that I am sure that Amanda Know probably knows more than she has let on.

But, is this a genuine Freudian slip by ‘The Sun’ or is it another attempt at trying to be ‘clever’ and cute at the expense of yet another ‘fallen’ young lady — though circumstances, are of course, very different.

Yes, it could be another typo and since my middle name is ‘typo’ I have utmost respect for those. But isn’t this why newspapers employ editors?

Is This An Unfortunate Typo Or Is ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’ Trying To Set A New Standard In Journalistic ‘Cuteness’?

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Page 5 of Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 'The Laconia Daily Sun'. Click image to access.

Page 5 of Tuesday, March 26, 2013, ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’. Click image to access.


Deanna did not even notice, but it jarred me — especially since the article is all about her unfortunate, untimely death. Yes, they also carry her obituary in this very issue.

Not sure that it is right in any circumstance to refer to a young lady, who is older than say 6, as ‘girl’, in a publication.

But, then again ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’ is noted for always being at the bleeding edge of journalism.

Just curious.

Full Disclosure. We do know the editor/publisher of the ‘Sun’ Ed Engler quite well. Yes, I had a long chat with him last month. No, I didn’t bother to ‘ping’ him with this. Lets see if anything happens.