GDT::DeadTeam

The only completely consistent people are the dead. -- Aldous Huxley

Honoring dead computing gurus.

Ada Lovelace (01815-01852)
George Boole (01815-01864)
Charles Babbage (01791-01871)
Augustus De Morgan (01806-01871)
Alexander Graham Bell (01847-01922)
Herman Hollerith (01860-01929)
Paul Otlet (01868-01944)
Alan Turing (01912-01954)
Albert Einstein (01879-01955) [AlbertEinstein.info]
Thomas Watson (01874-01956)
John Louis von Neumann (01903-01957)
Rosalind Franklin (01920-01958) [physical chemist]
Norbert Wiener (01894-01964)
Howard Aiken (01900-01973)
Vannevar Bush (01890-01974)
Freddie Williams (01911-01977)
Homer Dudley (?????-01980)
J.C.R. Licklider (01915-01990) [ibiblio.org]
Robert Noyce (01927-01990)
Alan Perlis (01922-01990)
Grace Hopper (01906-01992) [GraceHopper.org]
[honorary] Jerry Garcia (01942-01995)
Cuthbert Hurd (01911-01996)
Seymour Cray (01925-01996)
Phil Karlton (01947-01997)
Richard Hamming (01915-01998)
Jon Postel (01943-01998) [ISoc.org]
Thomas "Tommy" Flowers (01905-01998)
W. Richard Stevens (01951-01999)
Claude Shannon (01916-02001)
Frances "Betty" Snyder Holberton (01917-02001)
Jim Ellis (01956-02001)
Tom Kilburn (01921-02001)
John Cocke (01925-02002)
Edsger W. Dijkstra (01930-02002) [CS.UTexas.edu]
Kristen Nygaard (01926-02002) [Institutt for informatikk]
Keith Uncapher (01922-02002)
Janis Jagers (?????-02002)
[honorary] The STS-107 Crew (1 February 02003)
Edgar Codd (01923-02003)
Jude Milhon (01939-02003) [ Wired.com article]
John Sidgmore (01951-02003)
Anita Borg (01949-02003)
Bernard "Bernie" Vonderschmitt (01924-02004)
Bob Bemer (01920-02004)
Herman Goldstine (01913-02004)
Francis Crick (01916-02004) [Noble.se]
Bob Evans (01927-02004)
David Wheeler (01927-02004)
Kenneth Iverson (01920-02004) [Science.ca]
Jef Raskin (01943-02005)
Jack Kilby (01923-02005)
Lew Platt (01941-02005) [HP.com]
John Vlissides (01961-02005) [ C2.com]
John Diebold (01926-02005)
Raymond Noorda (01924-02006)
Jean Ichbiah (01940-02007)
Ken Kennedy (01946?-02007)
John Backus (01924-02007)
Jim Gray (01944-02008 [lost at sea in 02007])
Joseph Weizenbaum (01923-02008)
Arthur Burks (01915-02008)
David Caminer (01915-02008)
Randy Pausch (01960-02008)
Joe Barr (01944-02008)
Roland Piquepaille (01947-02009)
Rajeev Motwani (5 June 02009; age 45)
Erik Naggum (01965-02009)
Amir Pnueli (01941-02009)
Ed Roberts (01941-02010)
Benoit Mandelbrot (01924-02010)
Maurice Wilkes (01913-02010)
Jean Bartik (01924-02011)
Robert Morris (01932-02011)
Julius Blank (01925-02011)
Steve Jobs (01955-02011)
Dennis Ritchie (01941-02011)
John McCarthy (01927-02011)
Sally Ride (01951-02012)
Victor Poor (01933-02012)
Aaron Swatz (01986-02013)
Yvonne Brill (01924-02013; rocket scientist)
James Martin (01933-02013)
Doug Engelbart (01925-02013)
William Lowe (01941-02013)
Joseph F. Traub (01932-02015)
Ian Murdock (01973-02015)
Peter Naur (01928-02016)
Marvin Minsky (01927-02016)
Edward Yourdon (01944-02016)
Andy Grove (01936-02016)
Bill Campbell (01940-02016)
Robert Fano (01917-02016)
Robert Taylor (01932-02017)

Today's GDT:: DreamTeam members are future members of the GDT::DeadTeam.


Free At Last

source: rec.humor.funny

The judge looked amazedly at the couple in front of him. "You're 97," he gasped, "Your wife is 95, and you've been married for almost 75 years. Why, at this stage of your lives, have you decided that you want a divorce?"

"That woman has driven me crazy long enough, your honor. I only married her in the first place because I had to, and I can't stand it another day."

"Then why have you waited this long?"

"Well, we knew how a divorce would hurt our kids, so we waited until they died."

source: rec.humor.funny

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 03 Mar 2002
+ added Sally Ride (23 July 2012)