The Fathers of Computing - Father of ASCII

By Debra Donston  |  Posted 2012-05-28 Print this article Print
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Father of ASCII: Bob Bemer

Bemer contributed to the design of COMTRAN and FLOW-MATIC (the latter of which was created by one of the mothers of computing, Grace Hopper), and in 1960 he served on the committee that designed the ASCII character code set. Bemer contributed several characters that had not been used before by computers.

eWEEK honors the founding fathers of the computing industry.

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