Robert Gaskins

Robert Gaskins was one of the inventors of PowerPoint, and an expert and author on the history of the English concertina.wikipedia
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Robert Gaskins was one of the inventors of PowerPoint, and an expert and author on the history of the English concertina. Gaskins was the entrepreneur behind the development of PowerPoint, later known as Microsoft PowerPoint after acquisition by Microsoft in the early 1990s.
Microsoft PowerPoint (or simply PowerPoint) is a presentation program, created by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin at a software company named Forethought, Inc. It was released on April 20, 1987, initially for Macintosh computers only.

Forethought, Inc.

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Subsequently, he joined Forethought, Inc., where the development of PowerPoint was begun.
In 1984, they hired Bob Gaskins, a former Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley, in exchange for a large percentage of the company's stock.

Bell-Northern Research

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In the early 1980s Gaskins worked five years as manager of computer science research at Bell Northern Research, an international telecommunications R&D laboratory in Silicon Valley.
At its zenith in the early 1980s, when it opened R&D centers in Mountain View, and later in Research Triangle Park and Richardson, Texas, BNR's notable American employees included Whitfield Diffie, a noted authority on cryptography, and Robert Gaskins, who invented PowerPoint after leaving BNR, influenced in part by BNR's response to the very cumbersome presentation tools used by his department there.

Music history

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Robert Gaskins was one of the inventors of PowerPoint, and an expert and author on the history of the English concertina.

English concertina

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Robert Gaskins was one of the inventors of PowerPoint, and an expert and author on the history of the English concertina.

Computer science

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Gaskins was educated in Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley, and subsequently did interdisciplinary graduate study in literature and computing.

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Gaskins was educated in Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley, and subsequently did interdisciplinary graduate study in literature and computing.

Silicon Valley

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In the early 1980s Gaskins worked five years as manager of computer science research at Bell Northern Research, an international telecommunications R&D laboratory in Silicon Valley.

New product development

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Gaskins was the entrepreneur behind the development of PowerPoint, later known as Microsoft PowerPoint after acquisition by Microsoft in the early 1990s.

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Gaskins was the entrepreneur behind the development of PowerPoint, later known as Microsoft PowerPoint after acquisition by Microsoft in the early 1990s.

The Wall Street Journal

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Lee Gomes wrote in The Wall Street Journal:

Sweating Bullets

Sweating Bullets: Notes about Inventing PowerPoint, the title of a 2012 book by Robert Gaskins