Ray Borrill

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Ray Borrill
Born (1931-06-10)June 10, 1931
Died September 19, 2006(2006-09-19) (aged 75)
Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Boyd Raymond 'Ray' Borrill was founder of The Data Domain, a retail computer store in Bloomington, Indiana, and vice-president of itty bitty machine company retail computer store. 1977-1980, located in Evanston, Illinois. These stores have their place in computer history as they are two of the first computer stores to sell the Apple I computer. The dealer arrangement was made by Steve Jobs. The Data Domain is also believed to be the first to ever use the phrase "Personal Computer" commercially. These stores are the first retail outlets for personal computers. Items could be purchased as either complete assembled and tested, or as kits.

In 1975, Borrill was one of the participants of the Kansas City symposium, which established the Kansas City standard, a standard format for recording data on audio cassette tapes. The Kansas City standard format allowed for exchange of data between microcomputers. Many pioneers of the microcomputer industry, such as Bill Gates while working for MITS, were also in attendance.

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