Bill English (computer engineer)

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William English
photo of William English in 2008
William English in 2008
Born(1929-01-27)January 27, 1929
DiedJuly 26, 2020(2020-07-26) (aged 91)
Other namesBill English
Known forDevelopment of the computer mouse
Scientific career
InstitutionsSRI International's ARC
Xerox PARC
Sun Microsystems

William Kirk English (January 27, 1929 – July 26, 2020) was an American computer engineer. He was known for helping create the computer mouse while working for Douglas Engelbart at SRI International's Augmentation Research Center.[1][2] He would later work for Xerox PARC and Sun Microsystems.

English died of respiratory failure in San Rafael, California on July 26, 2020, aged 91.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Shearer, Benjamin F. (2007). Home Front Heroes: A Biographical Dictionary of Americans During Wartime. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 277. ISBN 9780313334214. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  2. "Bill English". Computer History Museum. Archived from the original on 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
  3. Metz, Cade (July 31, 2020). "William English, Who Helped Build the Computer Mouse, Dies at 91". The New York Times. Retrieved July 31, 2020.