Computer professionals must have good reasoning and logical problem solving abilities, be observant, alert to element and tenacious in pursuing issues to completion. Started by a bunch of engineers that left Digital Equipment Company (DEC), Knowledge General designs the Nova minicomputer. It had 32 KB of reminiscence and bought for $eight,000. Ed de Castro, its foremost designer and co-founding father of Knowledge Basic, had earlier led the crew that created the DEC PDP-8. The Nova line of computer systems continued through the Seventies, and influenced later systems just like the Xerox Alto and Apple 1.