IT Honor Roll

The IT History Society wishes to acknowledge individuals who have made a noteworthy and out of the ordinary contribution to the information technology industry. Suggestions should be submitted by the community and not the individual. All submissions are subject for review by the IT Honor Roll Committee. If you have someone you'd like to nominate for the "IT Honor Roll," please submit it to us here.


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Joel S. Birnbaum

Directed the development of the precursor of Hewlett-Packard precision architecture, the basis for all Hewlett-Packard's RISC computers and was responsible for the development of all core hardware platforms and systems software for the precision architecture product line

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Richard (Rick) L. Crandall

Founder of Comshare, Inc., a decision support software company and a pioneer of computer timesharing

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Alan Cox

Involved in the development of the Linux kernel

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Edward M. Esber, Jr.

Successful marketer of the first productivity software for personal computing, paving the way for widespread acceptance of personal computers in business

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Norman A. Phillips

Major co-contributor to the prediction of weather and climate using numerical methods leading to the first computer models of weather and climate

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Philip (Phil) R. Zimmermann, Jr.

Creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), the most widely used email encryption software in the world

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