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Old 02-05-2013, 12:47 AM   #17
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Default Re: why europe is so mediocre in the computer field?

Not saying Turing wasn't or that there weren't non-American contributors too. I'm saying Americans have played such an instrumental role.

Alonzo Church, Grace Hopper, Dennis Ritchie, Ken Thompson, John Bardeen, Claude Shannon, John Atanasoff, Herbert Simon, John Backus, Vannevar Bush, Donald Knuth, John McCarthy, Edwin Armstrong, Robert Dennard... and I know I'm probably forgetting some big ones.

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