Since 1987, the Computer History Museum Fellow Awards annually honors distinguished technology leaders who have forever changed the world with their accomplishments. This prestigious award distinguishes the Fellows’ role in the advancement of computing history, as well as the impact of their contributions: They have truly bettered our lives and our society.
The Computer History Museum is proud to have a part in highlighting and preserving these esteemed technology heroes’ stories for future generations.
The 2008 Fellow Awards honorees:
- Jean Bartik was one of the first programmers of the groundbreaking ENIAC computing system in 1945. She later assisted in converting the ENIAC system into one of the first stored-program computers.
- Bob Metcalfe led the invention, standardization, and commercialization of Ethernet.
- Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel and oversaw open source development of the widely used Linux operating system.
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