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Death Impends

Posted 18 April 2016 - 06:06 PM

Link is in Japanese, but the latest on Yoshiro Nakamatsu is that he fell earlier in the month and cracked his skull. Still able to deliver the news via press conference though.


gcreptile

Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:04 PM

Ed Dubois, "iconic" designer of superyachts has died at 63:

 

http://www.superyach...s-away-4343.htm

 

And every multi-billionaire of the world sheds half a tear.

Ha! The occasionally snobish and elitist Telegraph has an "official" obit for Mr. Dubois.

 

http://www.telegraph...ner---obituary/


gcreptile

Posted 29 March 2016 - 04:40 PM

Ed Dubois, "iconic" designer of superyachts has died at 63:

 

http://www.superyach...s-away-4343.htm

 

And every multi-billionaire of the world sheds half a tear.


charon

Posted 06 March 2016 - 08:17 AM

Ray Tomlinson @ 74. <<< was the first to use/standardise the '@' sign when he implemented the first email.

http://www.techrepub...son-dies-at-74/

gcreptile

Posted 23 February 2016 - 08:18 PM

Dave Needle, co-creator of the Amiga 1000 (the original one),the Atari Lynx and the 3DO, dead:

 

http://www.develop-o...es-away/0216908


Sir Creep

Posted 26 January 2016 - 02:59 PM

Marvin Minsky, who combined a scientist’s thirst for knowledge with a philosopher’s quest for truth as a pioneering explorer of artificial intelligence, work that helped inspire the creation of the personal computer and the Internet, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Sunday night in Boston. He was 88.

 

Surprisingly no DDP action.

SC


Magere Hein

Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:51 PM

Ed Yourdon, structured programming methodology pioneer, has died aged 71- post-op complications.

 

A name that will no doubt be familiar to some amongst us, he was one of the inaugural inductees into the Computer Hall of Fame (the linked report amusing typos it as Computer Hal of Fame).

 

Yup I've read some of his stuff. His we're all doomed about the y2k bug tarnished his reputation a bit. Nevertheless: a big one in my trade dies, and quite unexpectedly.


time

Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:40 PM

Ed Yourdon, structured programming methodology pioneer, has died aged 71- post-op complications.

 

A name that will no doubt be familiar to some amongst us, he was one of the inaugural inductees into the Computer Hall of Fame (the linked report amusing typos it as Computer Hal of Fame).


gcreptile

Posted 05 January 2016 - 11:26 AM

Richard Sapper, designer of IBM's Think Pad has died:

 

http://www.fastcodes...inkpad-has-died

 

Ok, that's number three that I was looking for in the Dennis Ritchie thread.


Magere Hein

Posted 15 November 2015 - 12:27 PM

A biggie as opposed to a WOPR?

 

I suppose that's a yes. Computers aren't good at ambiguous questions; neither am I.


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