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Edison de Castro

Edison de Castro is one of the founders of Data General. De Castro was a young engineer in his twenties when he led the team that developed the PDP-8 for Digital Equipment Corporation. De Castro and several others quit DEC in 1968 when DEC wouldn't accept a new machine that he designed. The disagreement meant that he wasn't being listened to and his ideas were not of value to the company. Rather than stay at DEC have their disagreement, De Castro and two other DEC engineers teamed with Herb Richman to establish Data General Corporation. Data General came to function as a direct competition of DEC. De Castro and Richman were responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. It was de Castro who had the final say over the Eagle project and it was de Castro who specified that there was to be no bit mode...

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