[SIGCIS-Members] in memoriam heinz zemanek

mariann unterluggauer mariann at nomatic.org
Thu Jul 17 11:31:23 PDT 2014

On Jul 17, 2014, at 4:44 PM, Helena Durnova <hdurnova at ped.muni.cz> wrote:

> Dear Mariann (I hope I may?),

sure, no problem.
> thank you for sharing the news. I assume your interviews are then in German? Are they /Will they be available? Apologies if this is a stupid question…

no, not at all. i will produce a special tribute to heinz zemanek for the austrian national broadcasting corporation for our  weekend computer magazine, and can  put the file  on my server afterwards, if you are interested. 

> I did an interview with Heinz Zemanek back in 2008, on matters of communication between the East and the West. It was a very pleasant encounter.

he mentions a little bit of that in a talk he gave 2009. would be interesting to hear more, as i only know some east/west stories from  the networking chaps in vienna, and the iiasa.
all the best,
> Best regards, Helena Durnová
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: mariann unterluggauer [mailto:mariann at nomatic.org]
> To: sigcis [mailto:members at SIGCIS.org]
> Sent: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:23:49 +0100
> Subject: [SIGCIS-Members] in memoriam heinz zemanek
> dear all,
> i want to inform you that the austrian computer pioneer heinz zemanek died yesterday at the age of 94. sure he did do more as developing the mailüfterl in the 1950s, but still that machine is what he is best known of here in europe. 
> the last years he was occupied in research the coming about of calendars, but you also might recall his "vienna definition language". he also was president of ifip  from 1971-1974 (http://www.ifip.org/secretariat/zemanek.htm)
> i think google did  a recording with him more recently. my interviews are not done in english.
> all the best,
> mariann

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