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Ernest Joseph Kaye

Ernest Joseph Kaye


Ernest Kaye joined John Pinkerton as his assistant in 1949 in the design of LEO I and later LEO II, having been recruited as an electronic engineer from GEC. 

He later took on the role of procurement officer for the engineering side of LEO. He retired in 1968 to the family firm of renting material for television and theatre productions. 

See also page 205 for a biographical sketch in Peter Birdís LEO: The First Business Computer

To view a video about LEO in which Ernest Kaye also appears, click on the following link :
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Jamillah Knowles' BBC podcast Outriders featured Ernest Kaye in November 2011: External Link : Click Here >>>

Many Obituaries were published on Ernest Kaye's death in 2012: 

Wall Street Journal: 
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Daily Telegraph: External Link : Click Here >>>

The Next Web (written by the BBC's Jamillah Knowles): External Link : Click Here >>>

The Guardian (written by Frank Land): External Link : Click Here >>>




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