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    Famous Computer Scientists
    Ada Byron King (1815 - 1852), English: the first computer programmer (1843)
    Charles Babbage (1791 1871), English: invented the precursor of the modern computer, the Analytical Engine in 1837.
    Alan Turing (1912 1954), English: theoretical groundwork for the first computer and artificial intelligenc: the Turing machine in 1936.
    John W. Mauchly (1907 1980), American: co-inventor, with John Eckert, of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) in 1943.
    Konrad Zuse (19101995), German: Built the first functional tape-stored-program-controlled computer, the Z3, in 1941.
    George Boole (1815 - 1864): formalized Boolean algebra, the basis for digital logic and computer science
    Tim Berners-Lee (1955 - ): invented worldwide web (with Robert Cailliau), sent first HTTP communication between client and server in 1990
    Vannevar Bush (1890 - 1974): Analogue computing pioneer. Originator of the Memex concept, which led to the development of Hypertext int the 1930s.
    Marvin Minsky (1927 - ), American: Co-founder of Artificial Intelligence Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    John von Neumann (1903 - 1957), Hungarian-American: Devised the von Neumann architecture upon which most modern computers are based in 1945.
    Dennis Ritchie (1941 - 2011), American: Pioneered (with Ken Thompson) the C programming language and the UNIX computer operating system at Bell Labs in 1967.
    Alan Turing (1912 - 1954), English: the Turing machine computational model, and ACE design.
    Maurice Wilkes (1913 - 2010), British: Built the first practical stored program computer (EDSAC) in 1949.
    Bill Gates (1955 - ), American: chairman of Microsoft
    Steven Jobs (1955 2011), American: co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.
    Donald Knuth (1938 - ), American: analysis of algorithms
    Steve Wozniak (1950 - ), American: founded Apple Inc. with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne in 1976.
    Herman Hollerith (1860-1929) invented recording of data on a machine readable medium, using punched cards in 1884.
    John George Kemeny (1926 1992), Hungarian-American: co-developed the BASIC programming language in 1964 with Thomas E. Kurtz.
    Bjarne Stroustrup (1950 - ), Danish: development of the C++ programming language in 1985.
    Gordon Moore (1929 - ), American: the co-founder and Chairman of Intel Corporation and the author of Moore's Law (1965).
    Ken Thompson (1943 - ), American: the B programming language, Unix

    Computer Scientists - Middle/High School Level
    Pioneers of Computing Biographies - The History of Computing Project
    Computer Scientists - Fact Monster
    Computer Pioneers
    Computer History Collection - Smithsonian
    The 2000 Computer Hall of Fame
    The Revolutionaries

    Computer Scientists - High School Level
    People and Pioneers
    Computer Pioneers - Slider

    Computer Science Timelines
    Timeline of Computer History - Computer History Museum
    A Brief History of Computing
    An Illustrated History of Computers - Computer Science Lab
    Computer Programming Language History
    A History of the Computer - PBS
    Timeline of Computing History - computer.org
    History of Word Processors - University of Maryland
    Historical Firsts in Computing 1939-1981
    Chronology of Personal Computers
    Global Networking

    Computer Science History and Scientists on Stamps and Images
    Computer history - In a Different Way - University of Ljubljana
    The Obsolete Computer Museum
    The Museum of HP Calculators - HP




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