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Rest in PC

John Diebold, a long-time promoter and supporter of computers, died Monday. His 1952 book Automation presaged many modern-day developments in productivity tools, and his firm developed one of the first banking networks in 1961.

Notable quote from the obituary: “Many of his most ambitious proposals seems to lead nowhere, but they often planted ideas that came to fruition years or even decades later.” A man before his time, gone before his time. Rest in peace, Mr. Diebold.

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