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AdamCurryPodcasting PioneerSeptember 3, 1064
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Louis-Jacques-Mandé DaguerreInvented PhotographNovember 18, 1787July 10, 1851
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SamuelMorseTelegraphApril 27, 1791April 2, 1872
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GeorgeBooleInvented Boolean Logic (basis to moderncomputer logic)November 2, 1815December 8, 1864
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CarlZeissMaker of Optical InstrumentsSeptember 11, 1816December 3, 1888
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ChristopherLatham SholesQWERTY KeyboardFebruary 14, 1819February 17, 1890
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DmitriMendeleevCreated Periodic Table of ElementsFebruary 8, 1834February 2, 1907
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FredrikIdestamNokiaOctober 28, 1838April 8, 1916
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LeoMechelinNokiaNovember 24, 1839January 26, 1914
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WilgodtOdhnerInvented mechanical calculatorAugust 10, 1845September 15, 1905
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ThomasEdisonLight Bulb, PhonographFebruary 11, 1847October 18, 1931
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AlexanderGraham BellInvented TelephoneMarch 3,1847August 2, 1922
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Thomas AWatsonAssistant to Alexander Graham BellJanuary 18,1854December 13, 1934
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FusajiroYamauchiNintendo FounderNovember 22, 1859January, 1940
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Elmer AmbroseSperryGyrocompass InventorOctober 12, 1860June 16, 1930
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Jacques SalomonHadamardMathmaticianDecember 8, 1865October 17, 1963
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Thomas JWatsonIBM President (1914-1956)February 17, 1874June 19, 1956
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EdwinHubbleHubble TelescopeNovember 20, 1889September 28, 1953
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NikolaTeslaPioneer of TechnologyJuly 10, 1890January 7, 1943
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John VincentAtanasoffAtanasoff-Berry ComputerOctober 4, 1903June 15, 1995
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JamesMartinThe Wired Society1933June 24, 2013
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WietseVenemaSATAN ToolMay 4, 1905
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JornBargerInvented the Blog1,953
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ReynoldJohnsonRAMACJuly 16, 1906September 15, 1998
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JohnMauchlyBuilt ENIACAugust 30, 1907January 8, 1980
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William CharlesNorrisControl Data Corporation CEOJuly 14, 1911August 21, 2006
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AlanTuringTuring MachineJune 23, 1912June 7, 1954
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DavidPackardHPSeptember 7, 1912March 26, 1996
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BillHewlettHPMay 20, 1913January 12, 2001
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Thomas JWatson JrIBM President (1952-1971)January 14, 1914December 31, 1993
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CharlesTandyTandy ComputersMay 15, 1918November 4, 1978
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J PresperEckertBuilt ENIACApril 9, 1919June 3, 1995
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AnWangWang LaboratoriesFebruary 7, 1920March 24, 1990
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AlexanderShafto DouglasCreated first Computer gama OXOMay 21, 1921April 29, 2010
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RalphBaerFather of Video GamesMarch 8, 1922
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WayneGreen80 Micro, Byte MagazineSeptember 3, 1922September 13, 2013
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RaymondNoordaNovell CEOJune 19, 1924October 9, 2006
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DouglasEngelbartInvented the Computer MouseJanuary 30, 1925July 3, 2013
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JohnCockeFather of RISCMay 30, 1925July 16, 2002
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SeymourCrayCray ComputerSeptember 28, 1925October 5, 1996
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KenOlsenDECFebruary 20, 1926February 6, 2011
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TheodoreMaimanInvented the LaserJuly 11, 1927May 5, 2007
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RobertNoyceco-founder IntelDecember 12, 1927
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StanleyKubrickFilm Director: 2001July 26, 1928March 7, 1999
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JoeOssannaUNIX co-creatorDecember 10, 1928November 28, 1977
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JackTramielCommodore, AtariDecember 13, 1928
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MartinCooperInvented the Cell PhoneDecember 26, 1928
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GordonMooreco-founder IntelMarch 3, 1929
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EdwinTurneyco-founder AMDMarch 26, 1929
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RobertPriceControl Data Corporation CEOSeptember 26, 1930
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AlanShugartInvented Floppy DiskSeptember 27, 1930December 12, 2006
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RobertDennardInventor DRAMSeptember 5, 1932
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RonaldWayneApple FounderMay 17, 1934
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CarlSaganAstronomerNovember 9, 1934December 20, 1996
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CarlIcahnInvestorFebruary 16, 1936
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JerrySandersco-founder AMDSeptember 12, 1936
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OrsonWellesWar of the WorldsMay 6, 1937October 10, 1985
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Marcian EdwardHoff Jr.Inventor of the microprocessorOctober 28, 1937
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BobKahnInvented TCPIPDecember 23, 1938
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AdamOsborneOsborne ComputersMarch 6, 1939March 18, 2003
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JohnSculleyApple PresidentApril 16, 1939
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Sir CliveSinclairSinclair RadionicsJuly 30, 1940
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DennisRitchieUNIX, C Programming LanguageSeptember 9, 1941October 12, 2011
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GunpeiYokoiNintendo Game BoySeptember 10, 1941October 4, 1997
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EdRobertsFather of PCSeptember 13, 1941April 1, 2010
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StanleyMazorIntel 4004 designerOctober 22, 1941
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FedericoFagginIntel 4004 designerDecember 1, 1941
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StevenHawkingTheoretical physicsJanuary 8, 1942
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LouisGerstnerIBMMarch 1, 1942
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GaryKildallCreated CP/MMay 19, 1942July 11, 1994
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KenThompsonUNIX co-creatorFebruary 4, 1943
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GilAmelioApple CEOMarch 1, 1943
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MasayukiUemuraNintendo Entertainment CenterJune 20, 1943
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VintonCerfFathers of the InternetJune 23, 1943
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MasatoshiShimaIntel 4004 designerAugust 22, 1943
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PeterNortonNorton AntivirusNovember 14, 1943
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NicholasNegroponteOLPC, MIT’s Technology LabDecember 1, 1943
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AndrewTanenbaumAuthor of MINIXMarch 16, 1944
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JamesClarkMosaic / NetscapeMarch 23, 1944
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LarryEllisonOracleAugust 17, 1944
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RodCanionCompaqJanuary 19, 1945
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GordonEubanksSymantecNovember 7, 1946
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WaltMossbergJournalistMarch 27, 1947
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AlAlcornPongJanuary 1, 1948
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ScottOkiBuilt Microsoft InternationalOctober 5, 1948
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BobWallaceCreator of QuicksoftMay 29, 1949September 20, 2002
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BobFrankstonVisicalcJune 14, 1949
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StevenSassonInvented the Digital CameraJuly 4, 1950
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AriannaHuffingtonHuffington PostJuly 15, 1950
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SteveWozniakAppleAugust 11, 1950
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DeanKamenSegwayApril 5, 1951
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DanBricklinVisicalc – Father of the SpreadsheetJuly 16, 1951
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DouglasAdamsHitchhikers Guideto the GalaxyMarch 11, 1952May 11, 2001
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John C.DvorakPC ColumnistApril 5, 1952
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PaulAllenMicrosoftJanuary 21, 1953
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RichardStallmanGNU ProjectMarch 16, 1953
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RobertPittmanFounder of MTV, AOL CEODecember 28, 1953
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GuyKawasakiVC and Former Apple EmployeeAugust 30, 1954
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BillJoySun MicrosystemsNovember 8, 1954
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