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Rod Canion

Joseph Rodney "Rod" Canion is an American computer scientist and businessman, known for being the co-founder of Compaq Computer Corporation where he served as its first President and CEO.


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Compaq Computers: Rod Canion
How I Built This with Guy Raz
In 1981, engineer Rod Canion left Texas Instruments and co-founded Compaq, which created the first IBM-compatible personal computer. This opened the door to an entire industry of PCs that could run the same software. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," how frustrated renter Melanie Colón created an easier way to communicate with noisy neighbors, called Apt App.
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Jan 19th, 1945
Houston, TX, USA
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40 minutes, 17 seconds