[TUHS] Happy birthday, Maurice Wilkes!
cym224 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 10:41:02 AEST 2018
On 06/25/18 22:00, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> As I continue to push the boundaries of subjective topicism, I'd like to
> mention that today was when Sir Maurice Wilkes FRS FReng was born way
> back in 1913.
And I really wish that MIT Press would reprint his Memoirs.
> He had a bit to do with EDSAC, microprogramming, and that sort of thing.
> And dmmmit, I missed Alan Turing's birthday last Saturday (23rd June,
> and Komrad Zuse's back in 22nd June, 1910, along with the Qwerty keyboard
> being patented by one Christopher Sholes back in 1868 (long story).
> -- Dave
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