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tdracer
16th Oct 2018, 02:59
Paul Allen - Microsoft co-founder with Bill Gates - died today due to complications from lymphoma.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/obituaries/microsoft-co-founder-paul-allen-dies-at-65/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/15/microsoft-co-founder-paul-allen-dies-of-cancer-at-age-65.html

Allen co-founded Redmond tech giant Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. After leaving the company, he turned his focus to a wide range of other business and scientific pursuits, which including founding the Allen Institute for Brain Science

fltlt
16th Oct 2018, 04:58
I wonder what will happen to his aviation and combat armor museum, according to the news his sister wishes to sell just about everything, the Seahawks NFL team, his NBA team, etc., etc.

ImageGear
16th Oct 2018, 10:15
Not to mention his multiple super yachts, worth billions.

He knows now that you can't take it with you, someone else will be around to play with his toys.

IG

sitigeltfel
16th Oct 2018, 12:25
Not to mention his multiple super yachts, worth billions.

He knows now that you can't take it with you, someone else will be around to play with his toys.

IG

When in Venice a few years ago, Tatoosh was moored opposite our hotel. It took me some time to convince Mrs S that it was not his main yacht!

Less Hair
16th Oct 2018, 12:54
Visited his aircraft collection at Arlington back then. Super impressive. I have never seen aircraft in a more perfect state like his collection. Up to paint and many details. He even had two modular cockpit configurations for each aircraft: One purely original and a second one "certified" including contemporary seatbelts and avionics that would be used to fly those aircraft on display. I still seem to remember a Fieseler Storch ("armed") and some P-47 flying that day.

flash8
16th Oct 2018, 13:17
Like Bill, right place, right time. right contacts.

Instead of a mysterious bar death, Kildall should have been there instead, the real story of the IBM deal we'll never know I guess.

Fieseler Storch ("armed") Slightly off topic, however interesting to hear a Storch could be armed...

Less Hair
16th Oct 2018, 13:44
There is a AA-sub machine gun pointing to the back at the back end of the cabin.
https://goo.gl/images/oLBUFb

DaveReidUK
16th Oct 2018, 13:49
Instead of a mysterious bar death, Kildall should have been there instead, the real story of the IBM deal we'll never know I guess.

All those wasted hours in my youth ...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x400/cpm_86_6ee060560eafbd271d956732e78f0815981bde4a.jpg

ThorMos
16th Oct 2018, 14:02
Like Bill, right place, right time. right contacts.

Instead of a mysterious bar death, Kildall should have been there instead, the real story of the IBM deal we'll never know I guess.
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Is that the guy who rather went on a joy ride than meeting the big guns from IBM? In that case no...

er340790
16th Oct 2018, 14:08
I guess the Grim Reaper just pressed CTRL ALT DEL. :E

Flash2001
16th Oct 2018, 18:27
ThorMos

Thought it was Philippe Khan.

After an excellent landing etc...

tdracer
16th Oct 2018, 18:37
I do hope the family keeps his Flying Heritage and Combat Armor collection/museum intact. It's located at Paine Field in Everett very close to where I live. Very impressive collection, and nearly all the aircraft are not only flight worthy, they fly them on a semi-regular basis during the summer. It's petty cool to be out plying sports and see a B-25 or a Spitfire fly overhead.