Windows gaming pioneer Eric Engstrom dies at 55

  • December 13, 2020
The gaming world recently lost one of its most quietly influential figures. The Wall Street Journal has learned that Microsoft engineer Eric Engstrom died on December 1st at the age of 55 from complications following an injury. Engstrom, along with A…

Darth Vader actor and legend David Prowse dies at 85

  • November 29, 2020
It’s a sad moment for the pop culture world. BBC News reports that David Prowse, the actor who portrayed the iconic Darth Vader on camera in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 85 after a short illness.He landed Vader, his best-kno…

Zappos’ pioneering ex-CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46

  • November 28, 2020
Internet shopping just lost one of its most influential figures. TechCrunch has confirmed that Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of online shoe giant Zappos, died on November 27th at the age of 46 from injuries sustained in a house fire. He’s best known for…

Code compiler pioneer Frances Allen dies at 88

  • August 9, 2020
It’s a sad week for the computing industry. IBM reports (via the New York Times) that computing pioneer and company fellow Frances Allen died of Alzheimer’s on her birthday, August 4th, at the age of 88. She’s best known for making vital contribution…

Computer mouse co-inventor William English dies at 91

  • August 3, 2020
One of the pioneers of the modern computer interface has passed away: the New York Times reports that William “Bill” English died on July 26th from respiratory failure at the age of 91. Alongside Douglas Englebart at the Stanford Research Institute,…