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Who are these people?

Postby NormanDunbar » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:22 am

I was hoping the subject would raise some interest!

Right, I was wandering through the "todo" page on the QL Wiki (https://qlwiki.qlforum.co.uk/doku.php?id=qlwiki:todo) and I noticed a couple of well known names, so, these pages need editing by someone who knows the people in question. Just right click the link, open in a new tab, and start editing. Thanks.


C'mon folks, it's our Wiki, lets get some updated added. (That was meant to be encouraging!)


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Re: Who are these people?

Postby Dave » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:58 pm

"Ian Thompson was the world's first tech geek. Born in 1826 in Huddersfield, Thompson invented CPBBS (Carrier Pigeon Bulletin Board System) and hacking, which was a side effect of his day job downt pit.

Ian Thompson is credited incorrectly with the origination of the abbreviation 'IT'. This is more correctly attributed to his brother, a professional clown.

Thompson also invented bugs (which he called critters) and pastrami sandwiches."



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