5 Computing pioneers

computing pioneers

Information Pioneers is a site set up by the British Computer Society (BCS) containing short but interesting videos on five computing pioneers. Figures covered include Alan Turing, father of the computer and artificial intelligence pioneer; Ada Lovelace, often considered the first computer programmer (in 1843!); and Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.

Although computing and history of the Internet is not on the ITGS syllabus per se, an understanding of past developments and trends can be useful when analysing current news articles. Indeed, Developments and Trends used to be part of the old ITGS portfolio internal assessment specification.

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