Fernando Corbató has died
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  • Corbató is recognized as helping to create the first computer password. - en.wikipedia.org
  • “Corby was one of the most important researchers for making computing available to many people for many purposes,” says long-time colleague Tom Van Vleck. - www.csail.mit.edu
  • “Other people had proposed the idea of time-sharing before,” says Jerry Saltzer, who worked on CTSS with Corbató after starting out as his teaching assistant. - www.csail.mit.edu
  • “It’s no overstatement to say that Corby’s work on time-sharing fundamentally transformed computers as we know them today,” says CSAIL director Daniela Rus. - www.csail.mit.edu
  • The following year MIT invited several hundred programmers to campus to try out the system, spurring a flurry of further research on time-sharing. - www.csail.mit.edu
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