[SIGCIS-Members] Yngvar Lundh died on August 25th

dave walden dave.walden.family at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 08:56:36 PDT 2020

The quote is from a newspaper writing an article about Yngvar, I 
believe.  The criteria was perhaps to find some other notable person who 
would say something nice about Yngvar.  The person quoted certainly 
knows about the work of Dahl and Nygaard and perhaps has given his 
considered opinion.  The quoted person didn't address the worldwide 
impact of Yngvar versus Dahl and Nygaard.  From what I know about the 
computing history in Norway, Yngvar's impact was bigger.

On 8/26/2020 11:18 AM, Alex Ramirez wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> The end of your message caught my attention: “Yngvar Lundh is the most important person in Norwegian IT ever.”
> I wonder what is the hierarchy they used, since Ole-Johan Dahl & Kristen Nygaard's contribution to Programming Languages changed the way we build our systems.
> Alex
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> See https://no.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yngvar_Lundh and maybe use Google translate.
> Yngvar's story is told in greater detail at
> https://www.computer.org/csdl/magazine/an/2018/02
> The department editor's note at the beginning of the a2018 Annals anecdote says:
> Yngvar Lundh was instrumental in the development of some of Norway’s earliest digital computers, having started his investigation of digital electronics in the 1950s. He continued his involvement with digital computers and digital communications for the next 40 years. A 10 April
> 2017 article about Lundh in the Norwegian online information and telecommunications newspaper digi.no quotes another pioneer of Norwegian computing, saying, “Yngvar Lundh is the most important person in Norwegian IT ever.”
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