Peter Samson

Programmer, Video Game Designer

1941 –

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Who is Peter Samson?

Peter R. Samson is an American computer scientist, best known for creating pioneering computer software.

Samson studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1958-1963. He wrote, with characteristic wit, the first editions of the Tech Model Railroad Club dictionary, a predecessor to the Jargon File. He appears in Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy.

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Born
1941
Fitchburg
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lived in
  • United States of America

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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