[SIGCIS-Members] Jay Wright Forrester

Deborah Douglas ddouglas at mit.edu
Fri Nov 18 13:27:40 PST 2016

I regret to announce the death of one of MIT’s leading computer pioneers Jay W. Forrester.  Forrester died Wednesday, November 16 at age 98.  The New York Times has published an obituary; MIT’s is being completed as I write.  There will many who can offer comments on Forrester’s myriad contributions but here, I would add that he has been a stalwart supporter of the MIT Museum and a regular participant in many programs.  I am grateful for his enthusiasm for sharing the details of his knowledge about the Servomechanisms Lab, Whirlwind, SAGE, Lincoln Laboratory, system dynamics and management.  As more information becomes available, I am happy to share with interested individuals.  Debbie Douglas

Deborah G. Douglas, PhD • Director of Collections and Curator of Science and Technology, MIT Museum, Room N51-209 • 265 Massachusetts Avenue • Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 • http://mitmuseum.mit.eduhttp://museum.mit.edu/150ddouglas at mit.edu<mailto:ddouglas at mit.edu> •  617-253-1766 phone  •  617-253-8994 fax

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