1935 – 1996
Who was Charles Molnar?
Charles Edwin Molnar was a co-developer of one of the first minicomputers, the LINC, while a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962. His collaborator was Wesley A. Clark.
The LINC originated decades before the advent of the personal computer. Its development was the result of a National Institutes of Health program that placed 20 copies of an early LINC prototype in selected biomedical research laboratories nationwide. Later, the LINC was produced in greater numbers by Digital Equipment Corp. and other computer manufacturers. Later he was on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis.
Molnar received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University, where he was a member of the Cap and Skull Society, and received a doctoral degree from MIT in electrical engineering.
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