Howard Aiken

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Howard Aiken

Name: Howard Hathaway Aiken

Born: March 8, 1900, Hoboken, New Jersey

Death: March 14, 1973 (Age: 73)

Computer-related contributions

  • Pioneer in computing, being the original conceptual designer and architect behind IBM's Harvard Mark I computer which was originally called the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC).

Honors and awards

  • Harry H. Goode Memorial Award (1964).
  • Edison Medal (1970).


"Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats."

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