[SIGCIS-Members] Bob Taylor, too....

Brian Berg brianberg at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 12:30:57 PDT 2017


Both Huskey and Taylor were made Computer History Museum (CHM) Fellows in
2013.  Taylor was too ill to attend the 2013 banquet.

The 30th year of CHM Fellow Awards is being celebrated at Friday's CHM
Fellows Banquet, and Huskey and Taylor will be remembered at that event.
Here is an excerpt from the press release
<https://finance.yahoo.com/news/computer-history-museum-celebrates-30-100000296.html>
:


*During the gala ceremony, the Museum will also pay special tribute to 2013
Fellow Award Honorees Robert Taylor and Harry Huskey, who passed away
earlier this year. Taylor oversaw or funded many key developments in
computing over the last 55 years: the mouse and web-like online systems at
NASA and ARPA; the ARPANET; and the defining features of the modern PC at
Xerox PARC, including the Alto personal computer, internetworking, and
Ethernet. Huskey worked with computing legend Alan Turing on the Pilot ACE
machine, developed the SWAC and Bendix G-15 computers, and spent much of
his life as an educator, most recently at UC Santa Cruz.*

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On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 9:54 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan at vcfed.org> wrote:

> If I'm not mistaken, Dr. Huskey was the last living member of
>> any of the pre-industry computer development teams.  I cannot
>> help but feel that this marks the passing of the founding generation
>> of our field and the end of an era.
>>
>
> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/technology/robert-taylor-
> innovator-who-shaped-modern-computing-dies-at-85.html
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