[SATLUG] OT... Father of Information Technology

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 21:48:43 CST 2008

Hector Bojorquez wrote:
> I love the history of computing and gadgets.
> I am fascinated by the likes of Doug Engelbart and others.. (ever heard of
> Licklider?)


> I'd never heard of this guy until I read a Wikipedia entry on WIMAX
> Y'all ever heard of Claude Shannon...


> wow.. took the Boolean concepts and came up with...well the theoretical
> underpinnings of information theory..
> this is a fascinating video
> http://www.ucsd.tv/search-details.asp?showID=6090

You may also enjoy reading the books:

The Soul Of A New Machine:

The Mythical Man-Month

Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet

A History of Modern Computing

There are many others.

Some other people to look at who you may or may not have heard about
before include:

Don Knuth
Alan Kay
Vinton Cerf
John Backus
Marvin Minsky
Alan Turing

"If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of
Giants." - Isasac Newton

  -- Bruce

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