Legends to Remember

This October, of 2011, has witnessed the loss of too many leaders & innovators for a single month to stand. Some you do know, others you have lived the resonance of their creations. This is a short chronological tribute where I briefly enlist some of their triumphs:

Steve Jobs
October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs
A uniquely mind-seted intellectual that has miraculously shaken the world with innovative products people did not even know they wanted, through one of history’s most successful brands: Apple.

  • Apple Macintosh Classic
  • Apple iMac
  • Mac OS X
  • iPod & iTunes Ecosystem
  • iPhone

October 12, 2011
Dennis Ritchie

Dennis Ritchie
A computer scientist and holder of the Turing award.

  • Created the C Programming Language
  • Developed the UNIX Operating System

George Daniels
October 21, 2011
George Daniels

The watchmaker that introduced the first practical new watch escapement to be launched in 250 years, back in 1999.

Muammar Al Gaddafi
October 20, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi

Ok, no, I did not enlist him by mistake. For a few he is a legend, for most; a dictator. He is in my list to spice it up.

John McCarthy
October 24, 2011

John McCarthy

He is the 2nd Turing Award holder in our list. A mathematician & computer scientist, who has, between Princeton, Stanford, Dartmouth, MIT, and Caltech advanced logic programming using the LISP programming language and hinted to the idea of utility based computing -cloud- back in the 60’s.

  • Father of “artificial intelligence” (AI)
  • Inventor of the Garbage Collection – A method of automatic memory management used in programming languages

RIP

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