James Clark

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
James Clark

Name: James H. Clark

Born: March 23, 1944, in Plainview, Texas, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American entrepreneur and computer scientist who founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO, and Healtheon.
  • His research work in computer graphics led to the development of systems for the fast rendering of three-dimensional computer images.

Significant publications

  • Netscape Time: The Making of the Billion-Dollar Start-Up That Took On Microsoft (1999).

Honors and awards

  • ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award (1984).
  • Kilby International Awards (1997).


"No matter how much Bill Gates may claim otherwise, he missed the Internet, like a barreling freight train that he didn't hear or see coming."

"I'd say there was a fair amount of skepticism at the time about whether the Internet held any promise. And of course I felt that it did."