Gas station without pumps

2013 May 2

Harry Huskey on “You Bet Your Life”

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Bendix G15, opened up to show the insides. I don’t know whether either of these gentlemen is Huskey—perhaps the one at the teletype?

TIME magazine has a brief article about UCSC Professor Emeritus Harry Huskey, because he was just given their Fellow Award by the Computer History Museum (at age 97): Living History: Computing Pioneer Harry Huskey Is Honored at 97.  There are a couple of nice photos in the article, though not the one of the Bendix G15 he developed, the world’s first “personal” computer.

Harry retired from UCSC the year before I started, having taught there from 1967 to 1986.

The real gem of the article though is a clip from the time that Harry Huskey was on Groucho Marx’s radio show “You Bet Your Life”.

 

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