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CACM also has an article [ https://cacm.acm.org/news/218536-in-memoriam-charles-p-chuck-thacker-1943-2017/fulltext ] but you may have trouble accessing it. "Charles Thacker, one of the lead hardware designers on the Xerox Alto, the first modern personal computer, died of a brief illness on Monday. He was 74.

The Alto, which was released in 1973 but was never a commercial success, was an incredibly influential machine. Ahead of its time, it boasted resizeable windows as part of its graphical user interface, along with a mouse, Ethernet, and numerous other technologies that didn't become standard until years later. (Last year, Y Combinator acquired one and began restoring it.)"

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It's been a while since I worked on this history. I may have one more part to add, a "closing chapter" on it, but I'll have to think about it.

https://tekkie.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/a-history-lesson-on-government-rd-part-4/
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+Pete Covert This takes me back. :) They even have a line I used for a trip I took to NC many years ago. I said it was "More humid than humid." :D
https://youtu.be/52huHJVuNpg
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I just heard the news that Seymour Papert, the creator of the Logo language, died yesterday at the age of 88. One of the things I've learned in my computer history research is that he was more influential than I at first imagined. Alan Kay credits Papert with inspiring him to understand that computers can be a new medium, which ultimately led him to think about the concept of the Dynabook, which led to the Smalltalk system. Kay helped Papert spread Logo into the schools when people like myself were growing up, and first learning about programming. Unfortunately, the reason for spreading it largely got lost in the process. What Papert intended was that it would be used as a tool for teaching mathematics to children. In most cases that's not how it was used.

http://news.mit.edu/2016/seymour-papert-pioneer-of-constructionist-learning-dies-0801
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