1921 - 2010
Pioneering figure in the worlds of informatics and computing - The Irish Times
Saturday, February 26, 2011
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.