Obit

12.14.12
Co-inventor of the barcode, Norman Joseph Woodland, dies at 91
12.14.12

Co-inventor of the barcode, Norman Joseph Woodland, dies at 91

Last year saw the death of the man largely responsible for bringing the barcode into the mainstrea...

By D. Melanson,   12.14.12
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11.25.12
'Father of digital imaging' Bryce Bayer dies aged 83
11.25.12

'Father of digital imaging' Bryce Bayer dies aged 83

Bryce Bayer, former Eastman Kodak scientist, and inventor of the Bayer Filter -- found with most m...

By J. Trew,   11.25.12
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09.10.12
William Moggridge, portable computer and human interaction trailblazer, dies at 69
09.10.12

William Moggridge, portable computer and human interaction trailblazer, dies at 69

The next time you hinge open that notebook PC and smile at a feature that makes it easier to use,...

By S. Dent,   09.10.12
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04.30.12
Google Wave reaches zero amplitude
04.30.12

Google Wave reaches zero amplitude

We knew it was coming, but alas, the loss of Google Wave hits us anew now that the execution date...

By S. Silbert,   04.30.12
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02.25.12
Pinball pioneer Steve Kordek dies at 100
02.25.12

Pinball pioneer Steve Kordek dies at 100

Believe it or not, pinball (that most beloved of nerd pastimes) hasn't always looked this way -- a...

By T. O'Brien,   02.25.12
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12.22.11
Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center founder Jacob Goldman passes away at age 90
12.22.11

Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center founder Jacob Goldman passes away at age 90

Jacob Goldman, the man who helped found the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) as Xerox's chief sci...

By M. Gorman,   12.22.11
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11.29.11
Charles Walton, father of RFID technology, dies at 89
11.29.11

Charles Walton, father of RFID technology, dies at 89

We have some somber news to bring you today: Charles Walton, the man who pioneered the rise of...

By A. Toor,   11.29.11
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11.07.11
John Opel, IBM CEO during onset of the PC era, dies at 86
11.07.11

John Opel, IBM CEO during onset of the PC era, dies at 86

John Roberts Opel, the former IBM CEO who helped usher in the PC era, died last week at the age o...

By A. Toor,   11.07.11
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10.25.11
John McCarthy, AI pioneer, dies at 84
10.25.11

John McCarthy, AI pioneer, dies at 84

It might be a stretch to suggest that there'd be no AI without John McCarthy, but at the very lea...

By B. Heater,   10.25.11
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