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John Pinkerton: Interview

Interviewee: John M.M. Pinkerton 1919-1997
Interviewer: Chris Evans
Date of Interview: 1975
Role in LEO: Chief Engineer
Joined LEO: 1948

Abstract: John Pinkerton joined Lyons as chief engineer at the very beginning of the LEO initiative and led the engineering side until the merger with English Electric. He held senior engineering appointments within the merged companies until his retirement. Much of the success of the LEO enterprise lay in his genius for bringing innovative ideas to practical fruition – one of the true heroes of the information age.

Repository: London Science Museum
Audio Recording: Tape 6 in Christopher Evans’s ‘Pioneers of Computing’
Transcript: Evans, Chris, (1983) Pioneers of Computing, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing,
Vol. 5, No 1, pp 64-72, January-March.
Copyright: Audio, London Science Museum, Transcript, IEEE

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Date : 1975

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH53242. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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