Happy Birthday to George Orwell, or to use his given name, Eric Arthur Blair. The introverted war correspondent with kind eyes was born in British India to a functionary of the Opium Department. In the 1940s he wrote 1984 and Animal Farm.

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Happy Birthday to Whitfield Diffie! (BS math MIT 1965)

Diffie invented a protocol for distributing cryptographic keys. Immediately after implementing this protocol, adoption of assymmetric cryptography picked up dramatically. He credits his wife, Mary, for his inspiration as well as the invention of a working public-key system.

His early life demonstrates the challenges of raising an exceptionally intelligent child. archive.nytimes.com/www.nytime

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I remember seeing him present new research about fifteen years ago. A fantastically original thinker.

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