I think “Pictures of some IT Godfathers” covers it. I’m reblogging it because they are and people should get acquainted.
Originally posted on Gitolekha's Fun Weblog:
2) Bjarne Stroustrup – founder of C++, Stroustrup called his new language ‘C with Classes’ and then ‘new C’.Because of which the original C began to be called ‘old C’ which was
considered insulting to the C community. At this time Rick Mascitti suggested the name C++ as a successor to C.
3) Michael Dell of Dell Computers
4) James Gosling of Sun Microsystems – Father of Java. Java was originally called Oak by creator James Gosling, from the tree that stood outside his window, the programming team had to look for a substitute as there was no other language with the same name. Java was selected from a list of suggestions. It came from the name of the coffee that the programmers drank.
7) Steve Woznaik(sitting) and Steve Jobs of APPLE Computers Favorite fruit of founder Steve Jobs…
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