- Category : 1924-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 2
American venture capitalist, author and futurist who created Datamation, the first magazine devoted solely to the computer hardware and software industry.
During World War II, he served in the European Theater of Operations in command of the second platoon of the Anti-Tank Company, 422nd Regiment, 106th Division. During the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944, he was wounded and captured. In March 1945, he was liberated, and after a few days he was recaptured. A month later, he escaped from a POW camp south of Nuremberg, and found his way to freedom.
While a PhD candidate in Psychology with Hans Eysenck’s Program Research Team at the University of London from 1948 to 1951, he learned to use Hollerith punched card tabulation machines, the forerunner of today’s digital computers.
In 1957, working with Thompson Publications, he created Datamation. In 1961, he was president, and the major shareholder, of Electro Radiation, Inc, a Santa Monica, California firm specializing in molecular electronics and electroluminescence. Later, he founded and served as President of two venture capital firms.
In 1960, he married Elizabeth (Bette) Howe, novelist and assistant editor of Datamation Magazine. They have two children.