Arnold Spielberg

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Arnold Spielberg
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Arnold Meyer Spielberg

(1917-02-06)February 6, 1917
DiedAugust 25, 2020(2020-08-25) (aged 103)
Resting placeWestwood Memorial Park Cemetery
Known forGE-200 series
AwardsComputer Pioneer Award (2006)
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical engineer

Arnold Meyer Spielberg (February 6, 1917 – August 25, 2020) was an American electrical engineer of Jewish descent.[1]

He was known for his help "to real-time data acquisition and recording that significantly contributed to the definition of modern feedback and control processes".[2] For General Electric[3] he designed, with his colleague Charles Propster, the GE-225 in 1959.[4] He said that his greatest contribution was to be the first computer-controlled "point of sale" cash register.[5]

He was the father of movie director Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg died on August 25, 2020 at his home in Los Angeles, aged 103.[6]

References[change | change source]

  2. "Arnold M. Spielberg".
  3. "A Portrait of the GE Computer Department".
  4. "It's BASIC: Arnold Spielberg and the Birth of... - GE Reports". Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  5. "A close encounter with Steven Spielberg's dad - Hollywood". Jewish Journal.
  6. Arnold Spielberg, Father of Steven Spielberg, Dies at 103