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June 24, 2004

R.I.P. Bob Bemer

Robert W. Bemer, the not-so-wide known father of ASCII and the backslash character, inventor of the ESCape sequence, early proponent of the 8-bit byte standard, and a whole lot more, has died of cancer. The Internet, computers... actually, our whole world would not be the same without his work.

Via Jason Scott's TextFiles.

Posted by roam at June 24, 2004 11:47 AM