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Arthur C. Clarke

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

BIO: 10
Wrote Screenplay for '2001: A Space Odyssey'
Sci-fi Writer, 'Prophet of the Space Age'
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke CBE FRAS was an English science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the most influential films of all time. Clarke was a science writer, an avid populariser of space travel, and a futurist of a distinguished ability. He wrote more than a dozen books and many essays for popular magazines. In 1961, he received the Kalinga Prize, a UNESCO award for popularising science. Clarke's science and science-fiction writings earned him the moniker 'Prophet of the Space Age'. His science-fiction writings in particular earned him a number of H ...
Alan Turing

ALAN TURING

BIO: 9
Father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence
Designed computer to break German code instrumental in winning world-War II in Germany
Alan Mathison Turing OBE FRS was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Despite these accomplishments, he was never fully recognised in his home country during his lifetime due to the prevalence of homophobia at the time and because much of his work was covered by the Official Sec ...
Sergey Brin

SERGEY BRIN

BIO: 8
Co-Founder of Google
Alphabet Co-Founder
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin was the president of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019. Brin and Page remain at Alphabet as co-founders, controlling shareholders, board members, and employees. As of July 2020, Brin is the 7th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$68 billion. Brin immigrated to the United States with his family from the Soviet Union at the age of six. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by st ...
Larry Page

LARRY PAGE

BIO: 7
Co-Founders of Google
Co-Creator of PageRank, CEO of Alphabet Inc.
Lawrence Edward Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin. Page was the chief executive officer of Google from 1997 until August 2001 then from April 2011 until July 2015 when he moved to become CEO of Alphabet Inc. , a post he held until December 4, 2019. He remains an Alphabet board member, employee, and controlling shareholder. Creating Google built a large amount of wealth. Forbes placed him 10th in the list 'Billionaires 2019', and as of July 2020, Page was the 13th-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $69.4 billion, according to Forbes. Page is the co-creator and namesak ...
Dennis Ritchie

DENNIS RITCHIE

BIO: 6
Created C programming language
Created Unix operating system
Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie was an American computer scientist. He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system and B programming language. Ritchie and Thompson were awarded the Turing Award from the ACM in 1983, the Hamming Medal from the IEEE in 1990 and the National Medal of Technology from President Bill Clinton in 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007. He was the 'R' in K&R C, and commonly known by his username dmr. Personal life and career Dennis Ritchie was born in Bronxville, New York. His father was Alistair E. Ritchie, a longtime Bell Labs scientist a ...
Tim Berners-Lee

TIM BERNERS-LEE

BIO: 4
Inventor of the World Wide Web
Known as TimB
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is a Professorial Fellow of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Berners-Lee proposed an information management system on 12 March 1989, then implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol client and server via the internet in mid-November. Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium which oversees the continued development of the Web. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation and is a senior researcher and holder of ...
Steve Wozniak

STEVE WOZNIAK

BIO: 3
Co-Founder of Apple With Steve Jobs
Known as TimB
Stephen Gary Wozniak , also known by his nickname 'Woz', is an American electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur. In 1976, he co-founded Apple Inc., which later became the world's largest information technology company by revenue and the largest company in the world by market capitalization. Through their work at Apple in the 1970s and 1980s, he and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are widely recognized as two prominent pioneers of the personal computer revolution. In 1975, Wozniak started developing the Apple I into the computer that launched Apple when he and Jobs first began marketing it the following year. He primarily designed the Apple II, introduced in ...
Bill Gates

BILL GATES

BIO: 2
Co-Founder of Microsoft Corporation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer, president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Gates co-founded Microsoft with childhood friend Paul Allen in 1975, in Albuquerque, New Mexico; it went on to become the world's largest personal computer software company. Gates led the ...
Steve Jobs

STEVE JOBS

BIO: 1
Co-Founder of Apple Inc., Pixar, NeXT
Developed Mac, iPod, iPad,iPhone,iTunes
Steven Paul Jobs was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Apple Inc., the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, and put up for adoption. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out that same year, and ...
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