We know, we sound a little blasé, but really, we’re quite happy about it. The Turing Award of technology, worth $250,000, was just given out to Charles Thacker, a Bay Area boy who helped make what is now thought of as “the world’s first modern personal computer.” He also co-invented Ethernet technology. (In other words, he is, and will remain, a PC).

Well bully for him, but what about the money? Thacker, a Berkeley alum, told reporters that “he would probably donate the money to his alma mater.”

Congratulations, Thacker, but don’t expect a parade in Berkeley until you pony up the dough. “Probably” don’t pay the bills.

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‘Nobel of Computing’ Goes to Early PC Designer [AP] via New York Times