Radio Interview Part 1: The Early Days of Atlanta Technology

April 25th, 2013
MMM Tech Perspectives

In part 1 of this interview, John Yates discusses his background and the early days of the Atlanta technology community. Highlights include:

  • Atlanta Tech Community vs. Silicon Valley – why many pioneers of the early technology industry–including John Yates—chose  Atlanta over Silicon Valley as the place to cultivate their career in technology.
  • The early days of the Atlanta Technology Community: John Yates describes Atlanta’s tech community in the 1980s, when microcomputers and software innovation dominated the scene, and companies such as MSA and Quadram, Inc. laid the foundation for a rapidly growing tech industry.

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Host Ricky Steele Interviews John Yates for Booth 61 Radio



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