Gordon Foster

1921 - 2010

Pioneering figure in the worlds of informatics and computing
- The Irish Times
Saturday, February 26, 2011
(mirrored here)

Gordon Foster moved through the 20th century like a lost character from Cryptonomicon.

He worked as a code-breaker in Bletchley Park, met Alan Turing, studied cybernetics, helped develop operations research, invented ISBN, became a professor in Statistics at TCD, connected remote areas to the internet and communicated with doctors attending the Ebola epidemic in Zaire.

RIP.

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One Response to “Gordon Foster”

  1. Turquoise Says:

    Hello John, I do like your description of Prof Foster- very well summed up. Are you still maintaining these pages? If so I'd v much like to communicate re Gordon Foster's great achievements and how to best archive them. Please leave a message here and I will post a real email address. Thanks.
    Email I use this time is non functional.

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