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From: Pete Wright via TUHS <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: John Warnock [1940--2023]
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:49:27 -0700	[thread overview]
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On 8/21/23 14:24, Nelson H. F. Beebe wrote:
> [This posting was sent earlier today to some local lists, but may also
> be of interest to TUHS members.]
> The UofUtah lost one its significant alumni, John Warnock, on Saturday.
> John received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Department of
> Mathematics, and his doctoral degree from the Department of Electrical
> Engineering.
> After jobs at Evans & Sutherland in Salt Lake City, and Xerox PARC
> labs in Palo Alto, CA, he later went on to co-found Adobe Systems with
> Chuck Geschke (1939--2021), and the PostScript, PDF, and font
> technologies, and many others, that came from their company changed
> the publishing model of the entire world.

Wow I never realized the work he did with the Warnock algorithm, as in I 
was familiar with similar approaches to rendering in film and video 
(tiling and stitching frames together in renderman for example) - but 
was never made aware that those approaches probably stemmed from his phd 

I feel like a lot of modern data processing pipelines could learn a 
thing or two from this approach.

Thanks for sharing...


Pete Wright

      reply	other threads:[~2023-08-21 23:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-08-21 21:24 [TUHS] " Nelson H. F. Beebe
2023-08-21 23:49 ` Pete Wright via TUHS [this message]

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