Martians + Computers

Published on May 17, 2015

Ferni and Asimov recounted a myth among scientists that Martians have already settled on Earth, they just called themselves Hungarians. These Martians possessed tremendous brain power and spoke an impossible language.

They gave us digital computers, holography, microprocessors, BASIC and Excel among many other inventions.Click here for George Marx’s collection of the Martian myth retold by Ferni, Asimov and Crick.

John von Neumann
(1903-1957)
Polymath. Digital computers, Manhattan Project, game theory,

Gabor Dennis
(1900-1970)
Holography, Nobel Prize in Physics (1971)

John Kemény
(1926-1992)
BASIC programming language, Manhattan Project, President of Dartmouth

Andrew Grove
(1936-)
INTEL CEO, semiconductor pioneer

Charles Simonyi
(1948-)
Microsoft Executive in charge of the development of Excel, the MS Office Suite.

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