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Andrew Kay, Pioneer in Computing, Dies at 95

By The New York Times

September 5, 2014

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Andrew Kay, the designer of an early portable computer, the Kaypro II, that became a smash hit in the early 1980s before his company fell into bankruptcy in the ’90s as the computer industry leapfrogged ahead of him, died Aug. 28 in Vista, Calif. He was 95.

His death was confirmed by his son Allan.

For a time, Mr. Kay’s company, Kaypro, was the world’s largest portable computer maker, ranked fourth in the PC industry over all behind IBM, Apple Computer and RadioShack.

 

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