30 Dec '11, 2pm

From former CEOs to visionary entrepreneurs, here's some notable tech industry passings of 2011: #technews #2011deaths

From former CEOs to visionary entrepreneurs, here's some notable tech industry passings of 2011: #technews #2011deaths

Notable tech industry deaths of 2011 This past year, the tech world lost many industry pioneers, several thought leaders. BY JEFFREY BAUSCH From former CEOs of global tech powerhouses to visionary entrepreneurs who introduced game-changing technologies, 2011 saw some of the industry’s most brilliant minds pass away. Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs. Here’s a look back at some of the best known tech figures who departed us this past year: February Kenneth Olsen Computer industry pioneer who co-founded and led minicomputer king Digital Equipment Corporation. March Jean Bartik Not only was she one of the first women to work in computing, she was also one of the original programmers of the ENIAC computer, the first general-purpose electrical computer. Paul Baran Innovative mind who first came up with the idea of data packet switching, which laid the groundwork for th...

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