Charles P. Thacker
|Charles P. Thacker|
|Born||Charles Patrick Thacker
February 26, 1943
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Died||June 12, 2017
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
|Institutions||Xerox, DEC, Microsoft Research|
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley (B.S., 1967)|
|Known for||Alto (computer)|
|Notable awards||IEEE John von Neumann Medal (2007)
A. M. Turing Award (2009)
Computer History Museum Fellow (2007)
Charles Patrick "Chuck" Thacker (February 26, 1943 – June 12, 2017) was a American pioneer computer designer. He worked on the Xerox Alto, which is the first computer that used a mouse-driven Graphical User Interface. He was known for being the co-inventor of the ethernet.
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- Thacker biography, Microsoft
- An interview with Chuck Thacker
- IEEE John von Neumann Medal Recipients
- Chuck Thacker Attains Computing’s Peak
- Podcast interview with Chuck Thacker upon receipt of Turing Award by , Stephen Ibaraki