#3710 Overall Influence

Charles P. Thacker

American computer pioneer


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From Wikipedia

Charles Patrick "Chuck" Thacker was an American pioneer computer designer. He designed the Xerox Alto, which is the first computer that used a mouse-driven graphical user interface .Biography Thacker was born in Pasadena, California on February 26, 1943. His father was Ralph Scott Thacker, born 1906, an electrical engineer in the aeronautical industry, and with a previous marriage. His mother was the former Fern Cheek, born 1922 in Oklahoma, a cashier and secretary, who soon raised their two sons on her own.

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University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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#227 World Rank
Computer Science
#796 World Rank