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Computer scientist Russell Kirsch passes away

Russell Kirsch
  • Computer scientist Russell Kirsch who invented the “pixel” and scanned the world’s first digital photograph, passed away. Russell Kirsch also developed a technique to smooth out images with the help of pixels with variable shapes instead of the squares. He also developed the world’s first programmable computer, SEAC (Standards Eastern Automatic Computer). He worked as a research scientist at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards for five decades.