The Computer History Museum Announces Its 2013 Fellow Award Honorees
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Mar 04, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
The Computer History Museum (CHM), the world's leading institution
exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society,
today announced its 2013 Fellow Award honorees: Ed Catmull, computer
scientist and co-founder of Pixar, "For his pioneering work in
computer graphics, animation and filmmaking;" Harry Huskey, early
computer pioneer, "For his seminal work on early and important
computing systems and a lifetime of service to computer education;"
and Robert W. Taylor, "For his leadership in the development of
computer networking, online information and communication systems,
and modern personal computing."
The three Fellows will be inducted into the Museum's Hall of Fellows
on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at a formal ceremony where Silicon Valley
insiders, technology leaders, and Museum supporters will gather to
celebrate the accomplishments of the Fellows and their impact on
The Fellow Awards bring to life the Computer History Museum's mission
to preserve and present the artifacts and stories of the information
age. The tradition began in 1987 with the induction of the Museum's
first Fellow, Grace Murray Hopper, and has grown to a distinguished
and select group of 60 members. This award represents the highest
achievement in computing, honoring the people who have forever
changed the world with their innovations.
"The Fellows program recognizes the leading figures of the
information age -- men and women who have shaped the computing
revolution and changed the world forever," said John Hollar, Museum
President and CEO. "Catmull, Huskey and Taylor are a tremendously
distinguished group, and we are honored to celebrate their work and
For more information on the 2013 Fellows, please visit:
About the Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum (CHM)
in Mountain View, California is a nonprofit organization with a
four-decade history as the world's leading institution exploring the
history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is
dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and
is home to the largest international collection of computing
artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software,
documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images.
The Museum brings computer history to life through large-scale
exhibits, an acclaimed speaker series, a dynamic website, docent-led
tours and an award-winning education program. The Museum's signature
exhibition is "Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing,"
described by USA Today as "the Valley's answer to the Smithsonian."
Other current exhibits include "Charles Babbage's Difference Engine
No. 2," and "Going Places: The History of Google Maps with Street
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SOURCE: Computer History Musuem
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