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A few Computer Pioneers

Here are some notes on computer pioneers whom I have worked with.

Though I have in some instances been referred to as a “pioneer”, I do not regard myself in that sense for computing.

Computer pioneers are those people who made effective use of computers during the 1950s and 1960s.

I was a little late for that (see this for my perspective, and also this). In terms of involvement, I relate that to generation, beginning with the delivery of the first commercial computer early in 1951:

I worked with these people during the second generation of the modern computer age:

Richard D. Swope, Henry J. Bowlden, James Vine, and Richard Wexelblat.