World’s First System Analyst Dies at Age 92

David CaminerThe world’s FIRST Computer Systems Analyst passed away last month. He was quite an industrious fellow! He computerized a British Tea Company back in the 50’s!

World’s First Systems Analyst Dies at 92

“David Caminer, the world’s first systems analyst who is credited for first discovering how to use a computer for business purposes, died on June 19 in London. He was 92. Caminer was one of the brains behind LEO (short for Lyons Electronic Office), the world’s first business computer, a distinction certified by Guinness World Records. It was 16 feet long with 6,000 valves and could store more than 2,000 words—a major accomplishment in 1951. In fact, it was a major breakthrough in business practice, and he was promoted to director of LEO computers. New Scientist best summed up this accomplishment: ‘In today’s terms it would be like hearing that Pizza Hut had developed a new generation of microprocessor, or McDonald’s had invented the Internet.'”

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