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  • Oct 24, 1922
    (b.) -
    Jul 1, 1956
    (d.)

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Werner Buchholz (born October 24, 1922 in Detmold, Germany) is a noted American computer scientist. In July 1956, he coined the term byte, a unit of digital information to describe an ordered group of bits, as the smallest amount of data that a computer could process (bite). As a member of the team at International Business Machines (IBM) that designed the IBM 701 and the IBM 7030 Stretch, IBM's first transistorized supercomputer, his work was standards-setting in the field of character encoding on computing systems.
  • Date of Birth:

    Oct 24, 1922
  • Date of Death:

    Jul 1, 1956
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Coined the term "byte" during the creation of the Stretch computer
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