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The list buried in oblivion of the great geek

December 4 2007

Edition of Computerworld published a list of "unsung innovators", which were unjustly forgotten computer scientists, who contributed a lot for the industry. The first line edition of the list gave Jean Bartik (Jean Bartik), née Betty Jean Jennings (Betty Jean Jennings), one of six programmistok first fully electronic computer ENIAC.

Behind her is David Bradley (David Bradley), an engineer from IBM. He invented the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-Del, which millions of people around the world use every day to fight hang-up. The third position - Lynn Conway (Lynn Conway) and Carver Mead (Carver Mead), proposed a method for creating large-scale integrated circuits, will allow to integrate on a single chip, tens of thousands of transistors.

The list came as Marty Goetz (Marty Goetz), received in 1965 the first patent on the software. The document also mentions Andy Hertzfeld (Andy Hertzfeld), one of the founders of Macintosh OS.

Computerworld attributed to the unsung innovators of Robert Kahn (Robert Kahn), who created the original scheme of the network Arpanet, this one became the Internet, as well as Ted Nelson (Ted Nelson), the inventor of the terms "hypertext," "hypermedia," "Virtuality" and even "micro- .

The company founders Internet would not be complete without Brad Templeton (Brad Templeton), the first to create a mailing list for jokes (res.humor.funny), Ray Tomlinson (Ray Tomlinson), placing "a dog" (@) in the e-mail address Tuerka and Gary (Gary Thuerk), "father" of spam, sent the first such letter in 1978.

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