Tim Paterson

IRL Name: 
Tim Paterson

Tim Paterson is an American computer programmer and software designer who was born on June 1, 1956. He developed a "clone" of CP / M which was disassembled and altered, and which he called DOS. He was hired by Microsoft to carry his work, to conduct "some changes" and "transform" the operating system. He was the founder of a software development company called Paterson Technology.


The father of Disk Operating System (DOS).

He designed a schematic of Microsoft's Z-80 SoftCard which had a Z80 CPU and ran the CP/M operating system on an Apple II.