Google Doodle pays tribute to the Michael Dertouzo
Google Doodle pays tribute to the Michael Dertouzo: This computer scientist anticipated how important the internet would be in everyday life, and now Google is giving him a shout out.
FOR anyone searching through Google today, rather than the iconic rainbow lettering, you’ll come across a man against a blackboard next to images of spreadsheets, microchips, and another technology iconography.
Well, it’s Professor Michael Dertouzos 82nd birthday, and Google is celebrating the genius behind technology’s role in our lives.
WHO IS MICHAEL DERTOUZOS?
Born in 1936 in Athens, Michael Dertouzos was a renowned computer scientist who predicted how vital a role the internet would play in everyday life. He also foresaw the rise of personal computers, helping to maximize their potential.
Initially studying at the University of Arkansas on a Fulbright Scholarship, Prof Dertouzos went on to study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), getting his Ph.D. and eventually joining the faculty in 1968. He became a professor in electrical engineering and computer science, becoming director of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science in 1974. He died in 2001.
Michael Dertouzos is honoring with a Google doodle
Michael Dertouzos is honoring with a Google doodle: The Google Doodle is paying tribute to a great computer scientist Michael Dertouzos on his 82nd birth anniversary. Dertouzos was a great and honorary professor in the departments of Electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as the Director of MIT Laboratory for Computer Science from 1974 to 2001.
The doodle shows Dertouzos with a chalk in his hand, facing away from a blackboard. This picture is flanked by few other small pictures of computers and the internet.
Dertouzos predicted the impact of the internet on our daily lives and the popularity of personal computers. He helped to maximize the potential of computers at MIT.
He was born in Athens, Greece on November 5 in 1936. Dertouzos’ father was a concert pianist and an admiral in the Greek navy. Dertouzos graduated from Athens College and attended the University of Arkansas on a Fulbright Scholarship. He earned a Ph.D. from MIT and joined the faculty in 1968.
In 1968, he co-founded Computek, Inc., a manufacturer of graphics and intelligent terminals with Marvin C. Lewis and Dr. Huber Graham.