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R.I.P. another leader of our modern world.


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#1 OFFLINE   crp

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:06 PM

Charles Thacker passed away today, he was with Xerox Alto,  one of the creators of Ethernet LAN and part of the team that made laserprinting practical.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:02 PM

Interesting. These are interesting times. He is one of many that got to leave their mark,
leave big changes in the world...

I had a grade school teacher named Thacker. German derivation, I think. He made a
big impression on me...

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