American electrical engineer who helped John Vincent Atanasoff create the first digital electronic computer in 1939, the Atanasoff-Berry computer (ABC).
At a later time, Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, remarked that he should have used slashes throughout the URL instead of dots (period signs) in the domain name. I wonder what would have happened to the file name and the extension? Would he have replaced the dot with the slash in it too? [more...]