View Full Version : Vote JAY MINER into computer Hall of Fame
04-03-2002, 09:20 AM
computer hall of fame (http://www.computer-museum.org/poll_2002.html)
Vote for JAY MINER for this year's computer hall of fame inductions.
He narrowly missed out last year but this year hes way behind in the stakes. Support the father of 'Amiga' and vote!
Remember to vote for 4 people, give a valid email address, then read email and click on response to confirm choice.
04-03-2002, 09:28 AM
Just voted on the site!
04-03-2002, 09:30 AM
04-03-2002, 09:51 AM
Yes, of course I did too :-)
If anybody here didn't choose Jay Miner..well, what the hell are you doing here than?! :-D :-P
04-03-2002, 10:25 AM
Just voted as well, nice to see that he's leading the poll at the moment. :-D
Which other Amiga creators should be nominated, then again it might look a little odd if too many Amiga "names" appeared on the list at once! ;-)
04-03-2002, 10:39 AM
04-03-2002, 10:40 AM
I voted also.
In the box at the bottom, there is an option to nominate someone,
everyone, vote for my former lecturer Duncan Smeed, as creator of the bios for the old Dragon computer systems.
To top it all off, he had a run in with Mr Gates, reason enough to vote for him.
Info at: http://www.banavage.com/History/DragonData.htm
http://www.dragondata.co.uk/ (goto hardware then technical articles)
04-03-2002, 11:54 AM
Hmmm I wonder why my name was not on the list. :-D
04-03-2002, 12:07 PM
here are my votes:
Sir Clive Sinclair ( genius + Spectrum is great )
Alexai Pazhitnov ( gotta respect that )
Jay Miner ( well ... :-D )
William D. Mensch ( C64 is great )
04-03-2002, 12:22 PM
Jay Miner, cool! But no Jack Trammel or Jim Butterfield?
04-03-2002, 01:06 PM
Just voted for Jay, How about Dave Haynie in the open field at the bottom of the Poll ?
04-03-2002, 01:45 PM
Seems Jay Miner is Light years ahead.. I voted for him too... we're all very sad.
04-03-2002, 02:24 PM
Jay Miner, cool! But no Jack Trammel or Jim Butterfield?
..or Mehdi Ali! :-P
04-03-2002, 03:04 PM
God you guys work fast. When I voted for him 4 hours ago he only had 36 votes and was in second place, now hes got over 250 and is well in front.. bloody hell...
I voted twice, for me and a mate...
I voted for Mitchy, after all the work Jay did with the development of the Amiga it was Mitchy who approved the designs and gave the seal of approval. In all honesty, Jay should be in the Hall of Fame since back to 83 or even 82 for some of his work in the past. Jay did a lot more for computers than just Amiga. Though if it wasn't for Jay, we wouldn't have such an amazing fanatical "fanboy" group of zealots like we have now. Imagine that.
04-03-2002, 04:13 PM
Great lead for Jay Miner!
04-03-2002, 05:46 PM
Jay seems to be doing well with 24% of the vote (ahem)...
Mind you, it looks suspiciously like the founders of Cisco voted for themselves (1 vote each!)
What about a hall of shame to show us the people who should NOT have run a technology company?
Now that *would* be a close contest... ;-)
I voted for Jay Miner and Sid Meier (I'm a fan of his). Someone
mentioned the Dragon computers. I have a Dragon 32 back home. I wrote
my first few lines of code on that thing. A great computer. I would
voted for Duncan Smeed as well, but unfortunately I voted
before reading about him.
04-03-2002, 06:43 PM
Kay - go back then and vote for Duncan, just use your Kay@amiga.org email address....!
in the "your nomination" box, put
"Duncan Smeed - developer of the bios for Dragon Computers"
for his weblog, goto www.smeed.org
04-03-2002, 07:50 PM
My vote's in!!
04-03-2002, 07:58 PM
they have Gates in there too... :-x
04-03-2002, 08:34 PM
I just made it 440 :-D
I wrote in Dave Haynie as well.
I hope Jay wins it this year. He definetly deserves it!
04-03-2002, 09:09 PM
vote # 454
04-04-2002, 04:46 AM
Jay Miner definately needs to be in there. He should have made it in previous polls!
04-04-2002, 08:02 AM
Well looks like just about everyone voted (including me) and if i must say so, The Amiga Fanatics have struct again. Our Boy is kicking arse!!! :)
04-04-2002, 10:31 AM
For heaven's sake, don't put Butterfield in the same sentence as Tramiel and Ali!
04-04-2002, 05:32 PM
Jay Miner, Tetris guy (cos it was fun on the bus back from school) Sir Clive sinclair - my first computer was a Speccy! and whats his face - the british dude that's sposed to be the father of the modern internet - John something - saw him on a TV show a while back. Very interesting!
04-04-2002, 07:08 PM
Anyone notice that Ted Nelson has a different check box (a circle) than the rest? When you select it, it removes the checks from your other selections. You can also not un-select it.
That's just rude. :-x
04-05-2002, 12:03 AM
More than likely a "typo" with someone typing radio instead of checkbox in the html..
I've voted, and Jay is way in front. Over 1000 votes.. wow, I was worried that there weren't many amigans around... boy was I wrong 8-)
hrm.. now I gotta go to school and do a "Intro to Hardware and Networks" exam.. (if only the exam had amiga questions in it)
Sid Meier, William D Mensch, Jay Miner, Dennis Ritchie.
04-05-2002, 09:40 AM
I had to go with Atanasoff and Berry- though, if I remember the story right, one was the 'brains,' and the other was 'management.'
Perhaps against better judgement, Moore was my 4th pick. While his prophecy may have been self-fulfilling, we're just beginning to see the curve curl upwards. It may not hold forever, but it's definitely the most influential force in computing now, whether we like it or not.
It's a bit sad that old hands still aren't in there, while pop icons are. Jay got my vote because this is the year he'll finally make it, but it'd be sad to see the earliest pioneers forgotten by hackers who can't think back past 1990.
Jay does deserve to be in there for summarizing what Woz and a few others might've realized earlier on- computers were entertainment devices that could be written off on tax returns. :)
Mensch deserves to be there too, as does Tramiel (though the hall of shame would be better), and a whole host of others. (Dave'll get there, someday. :)) Anyone want to explain what makes the Dragon/CoCo BIOS so interesting?
04-06-2002, 06:45 AM
Hmm.... seems they have closed the votes, bacuse I can't wote :-(
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