Christie's auction and other computer history events

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Thu Feb 17 18:27:52 2005

> He also misses the point. Except for nerds like us, nobody knows who any
> of the early computer pioneers were/are (with the exception of perhaps
> Thomas Watson Sr/Jr.) If we're talking about papers from Einstein,

Hmmm.. My mother is no nerd, I don't think she's ever used a computer on
here own. But she'd heard of Babbage, Eckert (although amazingly not
Mauchley, how you can know one and not the other...) Wilkes,
Williams/Kilburn, Hopper, Turing without any problem. She'd not haeard of
Watson, though.

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