The Original Programmers is Part 1 in a series that looks at visionaries who existed far ahead of their own time. They tirelessly worked away at crafting technologies that few understood and even fewer appreciated. We selected the first 5 because we felt that their narratives were particularly compelling and notable.

Today, these technologies form the basis of modern computing and programming.

As professionals in the tech industry, we are deeply indebted to their passion, ingenuity and incredible determination. We invite you to learn more about them and download your favourite as a wallpaper to remind you that good things come from hard work.

We encourage you to send your ideas and insights on other historical figures who’ve made an impact to

An Illustrated Homage to Our Proud Lineage:

The Original