[TUHS] Happy birthday, Niklaus Wirth!

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Thu Feb 15 09:19:39 AEST 2018

On Thursday, 15 February 2018 at  8:06:36 +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> Computer pioneer Niklaus Wirth was born on this day in 1934; he basically
> designed ALGOL, one of the most influential languages ever, with just
> about every programming language in use today tracing its roots to it.
> His name is pronounced "vurt"

Maybe some English speakers pronounce it like that.  In German it's,
well, "Wirth".  English speakers might write it as "veart", where the
"ea" is as in the word "hear" or "fear".

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