[clug] Who's famous in the 80's and 2000's?
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sun Jan 11 06:45:04 GMT 2009
Great stuff. Thanks.
I hadn't thought to look at the Wikipedia lists. Do'Oh!!!
I agree with Stallman, Berners-Lee, Larry Wall, Kahn & VInce Cerf - good
Maybe I should be trawling the LCA & OSDC programs for candidates for
Hal Ashburner wrote on 11/1/09 5:28 PM:
> steve jenkin wrote:
>> Today I was trying to think of the 'leading lights' in computing for
>> each of the decades its been around.
>> I struck a blank for the 1980's and post 2000.
>> Anyone got their favourites or suggestions?
>> This was my quick hack list :-)
>> Any other suggestions happily accepted, but if you mention your criteria
>> or the persons' field, that'd be nice.
>> 1930 - 1950 Turing, von Neuman, ...
>> 1950 - 1960 Bob Glass, Jerry Weinberg, ...
>> 1960 - 1970 Ritchie & Thompson, Codd & Date
>> 1970 - 1980 BSD guys, Bill Joy, Gates, Steve Jobs
>> 1980 - 1990 ???
>> 1990 - 2000 Linus & Tridge
>> 2000 - 2010 ???
> Richard Stallman - 80s. Whatever you think of his zealotry he's had
> something of an impact on computing, arguably more than anyone you've
> listed after the 50s?
> Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, 1980s - 90s
> Larry Wall, 1980s - not so much the language "Perl" itself as the
> process of designing, building and deploying an industrial strength free
> software language with massive community support that was very widely
> used and respected, a path followed by Python, Ruby, Lua, your favourite
> Free software language etc. etc.
> Bob Kahn, Vint Cerf 1970s
> 2000 and beyond is harder to tell, it should be pretty straightforward
> in about a decade though.
> Everyone will have their own list, pick and mix from:
> to taste if you need ideas...
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