FAMOUS COMPUTER SCIENTISTS
BY KIERAN L. -8TMC
23rd June 1912 - 7th June 1954
Alan Turing was a british computer scientist, who is well known for inventing the first ever computer.
Alan was highly influential in the development of computer science, with his Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer.
That's it! My gift to the world!
Alan first described his Turing machine in 1937 as a simple abstract computational device intended to help investigate the extent and limitations of what can be computed. He took part in WWII helping create ways to break German ciphers. This was done as a method known as BOMBE, that involved an elecrtical machine.
A Turing machine is a kind of state machine. This means at any time the machine is in any one of a finite number of states, (conditions) Instructions for a Turing machine consist in noted states transition between one state and another.
Here are some images of the Turing machine. Look how big it is!
Alan's machine was first tested at Manchester university, part of the city has since been named in his honour. A street has been named Alan Turing way.
Alan will always be remebered for his part in the evolution of computers. However, he was also a logician and a mathematician!
Sir Tim Burners-Lee Born 8th June 1955
Tim Burners-Lee, also known as TimBL, is a well known computer scientist, popularly known for inventing the world wide web.
This is the logo of the world wide web. It was designed by Robert Cailliau.
The world wide web is a system of hyperlinked documents accessed via the internet. With a web browser, you can access web pages containing text, videos, games and more.
This is the neXT computer, it is the first ever web server. Used by Tim Berners-Lee, a handwritten label on the back reads...
The first website built was at CERN within the border of France. It was first put online on the 6th August 1991.
This was the beginning of the world wide web. This website gave visitors information about hypertext, technical details for creating their OWN webpage. There was even an explanation on how to search the web for information. Around this time, changes were made daily. Tim Berners-Lee would later found the W3C at MIT, that helped improve the quality of the web. Also, he would accept a chair in computer science at the University of Southampton, England to work on new projects. This key computer scientist has won many rewards for his memorable work and like Alan Turing will never be forgotten.
February 24, 1955 - October 5th 2011
Steve Jobs was probably one of the most influential computer scientists ever, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc, he is recognised as a chairsmatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution.
Co-founding Apple Inc. with other scientists Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, he over saw the development of the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad, as well as iTunes and Apple retail stores!
Steve even co-founded animation giant...
Unfortunatley, Steve died October 5th 2011, but he will always be remembered as one of the greatest computer scientists ever.
Born: May 14th 1984
Do you recognise this icon? Of course you do! It's the Facebook Icon!
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Mark is one of the five co-founders of the social networking site. He and some friends at Harvard University, USA. started everything in a dormitory room!
MAGAZINE HAS NAMED ZUCKERBERG AS ONE OF 100 MOST WEALTHIEST AND INFLUENTUAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD! Mark makes a total of $7.25 a SECOND! Its amazing how a small university project has lead to an incredible career, Mark and the website are still going strong!
Thank you for watching! By Kieran L. 8TMC