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Alan Turing


Alan Mathison Turing OBE FRS was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist.
Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer.
Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

Arnie Katz


Electronic Games magazine

Bill Gates


William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist.
He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Gates co-founded Microsoft with childhood friend Paul Allen in 1975, in Albuquerque, New Mexico; it went on to become the worlds largest personal computer software company.

Gates led the company as chairman and CEO until stepping down as CEO in January 2000, but he remained chairman and became chief software architect.
During the late 1990s, he had been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive. This opinion has been upheld by numerous court rulings.
In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning to a part-time role at Microsoft and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the private charitable foundation that he and his wife, Melinda Gates, established in 2000.

He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie.
He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and assumed a new post as technology adviser to support the newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella.
In March 2020, Gates left his board positions at Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on his philanthropic endeavors including climate change, global health and development, and education.

Since 1987, he has been included in the Forbes list of the worlds wealthiest people.

Chuck Norris


- Chuck Norris no pelea en Tekken, tan solo observa, y cuando quiere ganar, frunce el ceño. Todos mueren por Perfect.
- El God Mode en los videojuegos es en verdad Chuck Mode, pero no se le llama así por derechos de copyright de Chuck.
- Chuck Norris juega online con la NDS sin wi-fi.
- Chuck Norris podia ejecutar el Doom 3 en su spectrum 128 kbs. A máxima resolución y con filtros.
- Los cartuchos de ET fueron enterrados en el desierto, porque la otra opción era enterrar el videojuego oficial de Chuck Norris.
- Cuando Chuck Norris juega a Metal Gear Solid, los soldados tienen camuflaje: no quieren que Chuck Norris los vea.
- Las vidas infinitas se pusieron en los juegos para que la gente corriente pudiera sentirse como Chuck Norris por un momento.
- A Chuck Norris SÍ le gustó la peli de FFVII:AC.
- Chuck norris se ha pasado el NFS Underground con el peugeot 206 sin modificar.
- Chuck norris sabe como pulsar el rombo en el mando de PlayStation.
- Chuck norris tiene el Super Mario 32 para Sega Saturn.
- Chuck Norris no necesita arenas del tiempo para retroceder y corregir sus errores. Él nunca se equivoca !
- El mando de la PS3 no se cambia porque Chuck Norris no quiere.
- Chuck Norris tiene los 386 Pokémon.
- La PSP de Chuck Norris toma fotografías.
- Chuck Norris se ha pasado el Nintendogs.
- Chuck Norris ha jugado a Duke Nukem Forever.
- Una vez una empresa sacó una consola sin el consentimiento de Chuck Norris, se llamaba Sega.
- Las portátiles de Chuck Norris NUNCA tienen píxeles muertos, si los tiene es porque Chuck Norris los ha matado de una patada giratoria.
- Chuck Norris usa la segunda equipación del barça en el Splinter Cell.
- La Xbox 360 se llama así porque a Chuck Norris no le gustaron los 359 modelos anteriores.
- Chuck norris ya tiene la ps3.
- Chuck norris fue capaz de pasarse el GTA san andreas sin trucos, ni armas, y solo con la bici.

Dennis Ritchie


Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie was an American computer scientist.
He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system and B programming language.
Ritchie and Thompson were awarded the Turing Award from the ACM in 1983, the Hamming Medal from the IEEE in 1990 and the National Medal of Technology from President Bill Clinton in 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007.
He was the R in K&R C, and commonly known by his username dmr.

Greg Fischbach


In 1987, Greg Fischbach co-founded Acclaim Entertainment Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company engaged in the video game business between 1987 and 2004.
He was its Co-Chairman and CEO. Fischbach was the CEO of Acclaim Entertainment until 2003. After Fischbachs resignation Rod Cousens became his successor and steered to 2004.

For 10 years of Acclaims work (1990-2000), the video game company released variety of well-known titles such as the Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam series, before Acclaim folded in 2004.

John McAfee


El problema de los virus es pasajero y durará un par de años

John Romero


Alfonso John Romero (born October 28, 1967)[1] is an American director, designer, programmer, and developer in the video game industry.
He is best known as a co-founder of id Software and designer for many of their games, including Wolfenstein 3D, Dangerous Dave, Hexen, Doom, Doom II and Quake.
His game designs and development tools, along with new programming techniques created and implemented by id Softwares lead programmer John D. Carmack, led to a mass popularization of the first-person shooter, or FPS, in the 1990s.
He is credited with coining the FPS multiplayer term deathmatch.

Linus Torvalds


Realmente, no estoy tratando de destruir a Microsoft. Ese será tan solo un efecto colateral no intencionado
El software es como el sexo, mejor si es gratis.

Richard Stallman


Richard Matthew Stallman , also known by his initials, rms,is an American free software movement activist and programmer.
He campaigns for software to be distributed in such a manner, so that its users receive the freedoms to use, study, distribute, and modify that software. Software that ensures these freedoms is termed free software.
Stallman launched the GNU Project, founded the Free Software Foundation, developed the GNU Compiler Collection and GNU Emacs, and wrote the GNU General Public License.

Roberta Williams


Roberta Williams (born February 16, 1953) is an American video game designer, writer, and a co-founder of Sierra On-Line (later known as Sierra Entertainment), who developed her first game while living in Simi Valley, California.
She is most famous for her work in the field of graphic adventure games with titles such as Mystery House, the Kings Quest series, and Phantasmagoria.
She is married to Ken Williams and retired in 1999.
Roberta Williams is one of the most influential PC game designers of the 1980s and 1990s, and has been credited with creating the graphic adventure genre.