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  • Charles Xavier Thomas

    Charles Xavier Thomas
    Charles Xavier ThomasCharles Xavier Thomas</a>Charles Xavier Thomas de Colmar creates the "arithometer", the first reliable, useful, and commercially successful calculating machine
  • Charles Babbage

     Charles Babbage
    Charles BabbageCreated the first mechanical computer.
    Invented and developed but never completed the Difference Engine.
    Considered a father of the computing.
    Publications A Comparative View of the Various Institutions for the Assurance of Lives
    Ninth Bridgewater Treatise
    Born: December 10, 1815 in London, England
    On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures
    Passages from the Life of a Philosopher
    Reflections on the Decline of Science in England
    Table of Logarithms of the Natural Numbers from 1 to 108,000
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Thomas EdisonThomas EdisonThomas Edison is born February 11, 1847.Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large teamwork to
  • James Clerk Maxwell

    James Clerk Maxwell
    James Clerk MaxwellThe first known permanent color photograph is taken of a Tartan Ribbon by the photographer Thomas Sutton. To achieve a color image he took a photo of the ribbon three times, each time with a different color, a method developed by James Clerk Maxwell.James Clerk Maxwell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 13, 1831.
  • Antoni Kilinski

    Antoni Kilinski
    Antoni kilinski href='http://' >Antoni KilinskiOctober 20, 1909 in Anton, Lithuania Death: May 6,1989
    Helped construct the first commercial computers in Poland.
    Recognized for the development of university curriculum in computer science.
  • Konrad Zuse

    Konrad Zuse
    Konrad ZuseName: Konrad Zuse Born: June 22, 1910, Berlin, German Empire Death: December 18, 1995 (age 85) Developed the Z1, Z3, and Z4 the first programmable (modern) computer, making him the father of the computer.
    Wrote the first algorithmic programming language called 'Plankalkül' in 1946.
    One of the first people to create a commercial computer and computer company.
  • Arthur Burks

    Arthur Burks
    Name: Arthur Walter Burks Born: October 13, 1915 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA Death: May 14, 2008 Computer related contributions American mathematician who in the 1940’s helped design the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer.
  • Keith Uncapher
    Born: April 1, 1922, Denver, Colorado, USA Death: October 10, 2002 (Age 80) Computer related contributions Helped develop the Internet.
    Founded and managed Information Sciences Institute (ISI). Under his management Internet domain suffixes where created.
  • Arthur Rock

    Arthur Rock
    Born: August 19, 1926 American venture capitalist of Silicon Valley, California raising money for high tech companies such as Intel, Apple, Scientific Data Systems and Telydyne.
    Convinced the wealthy industrialist Sherman Fairchild to start Fairchild Semiconductor. His investments helped create many successful Silicon Valley Companies
  • Ada Lovelace

    Ada Lovelace
    Born: December 10, 1815 in London Death: November 27, 1852 (Age 37) Computer related contributions Credited as being the worlds first computer programmer.
    Developed the first algorithm to be processed by a machine.
    Helped Charles Babbage with his analytical engine.
  • Herman Hollerith

    Name: Herman Hollerith Born: February 29, 1860 in Buffalo, New York, USA Death: November 17, 1929 Computer related contributions American statistician and founder of the company now known as IBM.
    Developed a mechanical tabulator based on punched cards to rapidly tabulate statistics from millions of pieces of data.
    Honors and awards
  • Alexander Bain

    Alexander Bain
    Name: Alexander Bain Born: October 1811 in Watten, Caithness, Scotland Death: January 2, 1877 Computer related contributions Scottish inventor and engineer who was first to invent and patent the electric clock.
    Installed the railway telegraph lines between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Herman Hollerith

    Herman Hollerith
    Name: Herman Hollerith Born: February 29, 1860 in Buffalo, New York, USA Death: November 17, 1929 Computer related contributions American statistician and founder of the company now known as IBM.
    Developed a mechanical tabulator based on punched cards to rapidly tabulate statistics from millions of pieces of data.
  • George Boole

    George Boole
    Name: George Boole Born: November 2, 1815 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Death: December 8, 1864 Computer related contributions English mathematician and logician.
    Boolean algebra is named after him.
    His work was in the fields of differential equations and algebraic logic, and he is now best known as the author of The Laws of Thought.
    As the inventor of the prototype of what is now called Boolean logic, which became the basis of the modern digital computer.
    With Augustus DeMorgan formaliz
  • Izrael Staffel

    Izrael Staffel
    Name: Izrael Abraham Staffel Born: 1814 in Warsaw Died: 1884 (Age 70) Computer related contributions In 1845, Izrael Staffel demonstrated the Staffel's calculator at the industrial exhibition in Warsaw.
    Invented a two-color printing press. Useful links
  • Arthur Samuel

    Arthur Samuel
    Name: Arthur L. Samuel Born: 1901 in Emporia, Kansas Death: July 29, 1990 Computer related contributions Known for his work in computer gaming and artificial intelligence.
    Developed the Samual checkers-playing program, thought to be the worlds first self-learning program and an early demonstration of the fundamental concept of artificial intelligence (AI) using one of the first software hash tables.
    Influential in the use of transistors in computers at IBM
  • John von Neumann

    John von Neumann
    Name: John von Neumann Born: December 28, 1903, Budapest, Austria-Hungary Death: February 8, 1957 (age 53)
    Help create von Neumann architecture, a single-memory stored program architecture still in use today.
    Although not described as a computer virus, John von Neumann is the first to describe how a computer program could reproduce itself. Helped develop the Monte Carlo method, an algorithm to solve complicated problems to be approximated using random numbers.
  • Arnold Dumey

    Name: Arnold I. Dumey Born: 1906 Death: 1995
    Co-inventor of the postal sorting machine and cryptanalyst during World II.
    Inventor of Hashing
  • Adam Osborne

    Adam Osborne
    Name: Adam Osborne Born: March 6, 1939 in Kodaikanal, India Death: March 18, 2003
    An Indian-born British-American author, book and software publisher, and creator of the first commercially available portable computer, the Osborne 1, (April 1981). It weighed 24.5 pounds (12 kg), cost US$179 and ran the CP/M 2.2 operating system.
  • Donald Knuth

    Name: Donald Knuth Born: January 10, 1938
    Computer scientist, Author and Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.
    Called the "father of the analysis of algorithms".
    He contributed to the development of the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms and systematized formal mathematical techniques for it. In the process he also popularized the asymptotic notation.
    Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, the related METAF
  • Ted Nelson

    Short for HyperText Transfer Protocol, HTTP is a set of standards that allow users of the World Wide Web to exchange information found on web pages. When wanting to access any web page enter http:// in front of the web address, which tells the browser to communicate over HTTP.Today's modern browsers no longer require HTTP in front of the URL since it is the default method of communication.The term HTTP was coined by Ted Nelson.
  • Alec Reeves

    Alec Reeves
    Short for Pulse Code Modulation, PCM was first developed by Alec Reeves, a British Engineer in 1937. It is an analog signal that's sampled at uniform intervals and converted to a digital binary number. The technology was originally developed for telephone communication system. However, today is also being used with other digital audio formats such as audio CD's, DVD's, and Blu-Ray discs.
  • Alan Turing

    Alan  Turing
    A machine proposed by the Alan Turing in 1936 that became the foundation for theories about computing and computers. The machine was a device that printed symbols on paper tape in a manner that emulated a person following a series of logical instructions. Also see: Turing test
  • Jerry Sanders

    Jerry Sanders
    Name: Walter Jeremiah Sanders III Born: September 12, 1936 Computer related contributions Help establish AMD on May 1, 1969
    Former CEO of AMD.
    Helped start Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957.
  • Dvorak Keyboard

    Dvorak Keyboard
    Developed in 1936 and patented May 12, 1936, the Dvorak keyboard has all vowels and punctuation marks on the left side of the keyboard and consonants on the right side. Because of the placement of the keys on the home row and the adaption of the letters to the English language, many users who use the Dvorak keyboard will type faster than users using the QWERTY keyboard. Below is a picture of the layout of a Dvorak keyboard.