Alan Kotok

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Birthday
9, 1941
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 26, 2006 (64)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1941
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 26, 2006 (64)

About

Computer pioneer who worked on the earliest video games and created the joystick.

Before Fame

He was inspired to study computers after a school field trip to the Mobil Research Lab in New Jersey.

Trivia

He also worked on the architecture of the World Wide Web in the late 1990s as part of the W3C organization.

Family Life

His father owned a hardware store, and at Christmas sold toy train sets that fascinated young Alan.

Associated With

He and Tim Berners-Lee, who was one of the principal builders of the World Wide Web, were associates at W3C.