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Tim Paterson also known as the Father of Dos is the computer programmer who created the worlds most widely used computer program DOS Creating DOS at age 24 Paterson claims it is an accomplishment that probably cant be repeated by anyone ever After Paterson graduated from University of Washington in Seattle with a bachelors of science degree he tried going to graduate school but lost interest I thought they were too oriented towards theory and not what I needed Although he received a good education at U of W Paterson did not learn the majority of his computer skills from text books I learned it by reading and playing with it I got a lot of exposure to electronics stuff at home Throughout his education and experience with computers Tim Paterson as become one of the most genius computer programmers of our time After college Paterson landed a job as a computer technician at a Seattle area retail computer store Because of his experience with computers Paterson stared designing his own peripheral boards on the side Through his job and his computer experience Paterson was hired into a better job I got to know Rod Brock of Seattle Computer when he came into the store periodically We were selling his boards Eventually he asked me to consult for Seattle Computer After helping the company fix there memory boards at fifty dollars a day they offered him a full time position and Paterson quit his job at the retail store The first major task Seattle Computer threw at Paterson was building an operation system for their new computer the CPM Paterson was a little hesitant at first in creating such a program but he put up to the challenge I had always wanted to write my own operating system Ive always hated CPM and thought I could do it a lot better Little did he know before he started the project
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