Obituary

01.13.13
Activist, RSS creator Aaron Swartz dead at 26
01.13.13

Activist, RSS creator Aaron Swartz dead at 26

On Friday, the 26-year-old polymath Aaron Swartz was found dead in his apartment, the result of a...

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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,...

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08.25.12
Pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong dies at 82
08.25.12

Pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong dies at 82

It's a story that we hoped we'd never have to report. Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on...

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06.06.12
Ray Bradbury dies at 91, our world is that much poorer
06.06.12

Ray Bradbury dies at 91, our world is that much poorer

It's a sad day for science fiction fans everywhere, as Ray Bradbury has passed on at the age of 91...

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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...

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04.09.12
Commodore founder and former Atari owner Jack Tramiel passes away
04.09.12

Commodore founder and former Atari owner Jack Tramiel passes away

Computer and video game industry pioneer Jack Tramiel died today at the age of 83, his family report...

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02.27.12
Pinball wizard Steve Kordek passes away at age 100
02.27.12

Pinball wizard Steve Kordek passes away at age 100

Known for crafting the pinball machine into what we know it as today, Steve Kordek revolutionized t...

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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...

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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...

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