Arnold Spielberg named Computer Pioneer

Arnold Spielberg, famous as father of Steve Spielberg, the movie maker, has won an award from the IEEE Computer Society as a Computer Pioneer "For recognition of contribution to real-time data acquisition and recording that significantly contributed to the definition of modern feedback and control processes."

Arnold Spielberg

Interestingly, I had dinner once with Arnold Spielberg. It was probably around 1989 when my wife was working for him at Burroughs in Mission Viejo, California. He took his team out to dinner for some milestone celebration or another and spouses were invited. He was very kind and easy to talk to. Of course people asked about his famous son but I honestly don't remember anything about the dinner conversation all these years later.

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