ARTICLES IN Remarkable People (37)

“Unprogramming” the ENIAC: Lehmer Child’s Play

“Unprogramming” the ENIAC: Lehmer Child’s Play

 John Markoff   3 weeks ago
At the dawn of the modern computing era teenager Laura Lehmer Gould and her brother Donald Lehmer were the youngest “un-programmers.” That is because...   Read More
2017 CHM Fellow Lawrence G. Roberts

2017 CHM Fellow Lawrence G. Roberts

 Marc Weber   April 27, 2017
Larry Roberts and his co-founders flew to New York for the IPO of their fast-growing Bay Area networking company, Telenet. They gave speeches on...   Read More
2017 CHM Fellow Margaret Hamilton

2017 CHM Fellow Margaret Hamilton

 Dag Spicer   April 27, 2017
Margaret Heafield Hamilton was born in Paoli, Indiana, on August 17, 1936. She graduated high school in 1954 and from Earlham College, with a...   Read More
Harry Sello: Silicon Pioneer and Industry Personality (1921–2017)

Harry Sello: Silicon Pioneer and Industry Personality (1921–2017)

 David Laws   April 14, 2017
June 1968, I checked in at the lobby of the Fairchild R&D facility on Miranda Drive in Palo Alto. A distinguished gentleman with a...   Read More
2017 CHM Fellow Alan Cooper: Father of Visual Basic

2017 CHM Fellow Alan Cooper: Father of Visual Basic

 Hansen Hsu   April 11, 2017
2017 CHM Fellow Alan Cooper is best known as the “Father of Visual Basic,” possibly the most widely used visual programming environment in the...   Read More
2017 CHM Fellow Cleve Moler: Mozart of the Matrix

2017 CHM Fellow Cleve Moler: Mozart of the Matrix

 Dag Spicer   April 06, 2017
The Book of Nature is written in the language of Mathematics.Galileo Galilei Though thousands of years old, mathematics underwent dramatic changes in the 20th...   Read More
Hidden Figures No Longer

Hidden Figures No Longer

 Caroline Evans   February 14, 2017
Throughout computing history, there are many inspirational stories. Computing history is not just about the technology, the hardware, or even the software. Behind all...   Read More
Remembering Erich Bloch (January 9, 1925–November 25, 2016)

Remembering Erich Bloch (January 9, 1925–November 25, 2016)

 Gordon Bell   December 13, 2016
Though Erich Bloch was less visible to most of the computing community, his contributions most likely impacted your life. As a pioneer who made...   Read More
The Next Billion: A Conversation with Kiva Executive Chair Julie Hanna

The Next Billion: A Conversation with Kiva Executive Chair Julie Hanna

 Marguerite Gong Hancock   December 08, 2016
The great advances in the world have often aggravated the inequities in the world. The least needy see the most improvement, and the most...   Read More
Computing Luminaries Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Computing Luminaries Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

 Chris Garcia   November 18, 2016
Established in 1963, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed by the President of the United...   Read More