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R.I.P. Su Pei, China Computing Pioneer

Pardon me if I have her name reversed. Google Translate has it as “Pei Su” and “Su Pei.”

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Sina tech news obituary [Google Translate]

Pei Su life emphasizes the importance of innovation in research work, insist on doing China’s own computer. In 1958, she was responsible for design and development of a universal electronic digital computer 107 machine, which is China’s first self-developed universal electronic digital computer, with facts and actions prove that when the Chinese people have the ability and ambition to design and develop its own computer.

No Western news coverage I can find. No Wikipedia entry I can find.

With all the cries for more women in computing, I would have thought her death would be of some significance even in America.

Well, I note it here at least.

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R.I.P. Eric Garner

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R.I.P. Actress Lauren Bacall

Rest in peace.

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R.I.P. Actor/Comic Genius Robin Williams

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This video can’t be embedded, so go to YouTube to see him and his idol, Jonathan Winters, in a classic clip from 60 Minutes.

You made millions laugh. Rest in peace.

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R.I.P. Actor James Garner

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Everyone else will point out Maverick, The Rockford Files, and other programs and movies.

I want you to see him in something most people haven’t seen.

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R.I.P. Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis dies aged 67

From his book:

… I published a series of eight-page full-colour, folded posters (with headlines and articles printed on the back) and charged the same cover price as magazines with ten times that number of pages. The result was dubbed a ‘poster-magazine‘ and sold millions of copies around the world. Nobody had told me it couldn’t be done because nobody had done it before.

The creation of the poster-magazine was absolute freakin genius back then. A then-friend and I marveled at how no one had ever done it before — and how much money the guy doing it must be raking in.

Additional:

Felix Dennis: “It’s really about sensing trends and having the arrogance to think, ‘I know I’m right.’ ”

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R.I.P. Actor Francis Matthews

Captain Scarlet voice actor Francis Matthews dies

Spectrum is R.I.P.

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R.I.P. D.J. Casey Kasem

Radio Legend Casey Kasem Dead at 82

Casey Kasem, the voice of pop radio for nearly four decades, died Sunday at St. Anthony’s Hospital near Seattle. He was 82. His death was confirmed by his daughter Kerri in a Facebook post.

A sad ending to a happy career.

Rest in peace.

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R.I.P. Comedian Rik Mayall

Rik Mayall dies aged 56

It is surreal, doing an obit post for someone who starred in The Young Ones.

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R.I.P. Actress Ann B. Davis

Ann B. Davis, Housekeeper Alice on ‘The Brady Bunch,’ Dies at 88

It’s a measure of the kind of world it once was that no one thought it strange that an “average family” on TV had a housekeeper.

And now, the lady herself:

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