C. Gordon Bell

Former VP of R&D, DEC; Researcher Emeritus, Microsoft; 2003 CHM Fellow

Gordon Bell was researcher emeritus, Microsoft, where he defined telepresence and lifelogging. He was vice president of R&D at Digital Equipment Corporation (1960-1983), professor at Carnegie-Mellon University (1966–1972), and the founding assistant director for computing at the National Science Foundation, where he authored the plan for the internet. Bell invested in 125+ startups and authored books and papers on computing, entrepreneurship, and lifelogging. He cofounded The Computer Museum, CHM’s predecessor in Boston, and was a fellow/member of the academies and professional organizations. In 1991, Bell received the National Medal of Technology from President George H.W. Bush.


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