Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: George Robert Stibitz
Born: April 20, 1904 in York, Pennsylvania USA
Death: January 31, 1995 (Age: 91)
Computer related contributions
- Recognized as one of the fathers of the modern first digital computer.
- In 1937 he built a digital machine called the Model K, which was based on relays, flashlight bulbs, and metal strips cut from tin-cans.
- He was the first to demonstrate using a computing machine remotely over a phone line.
- Stibitz used a teleType to send commands to the Complex Number Calculator in New York over telephone lines.
- He is also known for his work in the 1930s and 1940s on the realization of Boolean logic digital circuits using electromechanical relays as the switching element.
Honors and awards
- Harry H. Goode Memorial Award (1965)