Jerry Pournelle, the first author to write a novel on a computer, dies at 84

In 1980, anyone who used a PC was, by definition, something of a nerd. But Byte, the leading computer magazine of the time, saw a need for a column that emphasized the benefits of the machines rather than their innards. It found its author in celebrated science-fiction author Jerry Pournelle, whose Byte writings—best known by … Continue reading “RIP, Jerry Pournelle, a pioneer of tech journalism for the non-geeky” [Photo: Flickr user Null0]In 1980, anyone who used a PC was, by definition, something of a nerd. But Byte, the leading computer magazine of the time, saw a need for a column that emphasized the benefits of the machines rather than their innards. It found its author in celebrated science-fiction author Jerry Pournelle, whose Byte writings—best known by the name “Chaos Manor”—were not very technical; profoundly first person-y and opinionated; focused what you could do with a PC; and prone to going off on extended tangents which were as defining a

Jerry Pournelle, the first author to write a novel on a computer, dies at 84

The technology and science fiction community recently lost one of their own as Jerry Eugene Pournelle died following a sudden illness on September 8. He was 84.

Mon 11 Sep 17 from Techspot

Sci-fi author and tech advocate Jerry Pournelle dies

The science fiction and technology worlds are poorer off this weekend, as author Jerry Pournelle has died at 84 after a sudden illness. He was best-known for collaborating with Larry ...

Sun 10 Sep 17 from Engadget

RIP Jerry Pournelle, the first author to write a novel on a computer

Science fiction author Jerry Pournelle passed away earlier this week after a sudden illness at the age of 84. He helped popularize the military science fiction genre with novels such ...

Sat 9 Sep 17 from The Verge

RIP, Jerry Pournelle, a pioneer of tech journalism for the non-geeky

In 1980, anyone who used a PC was, by definition, something of a nerd. But Byte, the leading computer magazine of the time, saw a need for a column that emphasized the benefits of the machines ...

Sat 9 Sep 17 from Fastcompany Tech

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