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John von Neumann

John von Neumann led a team of computer developers in Princeton.

Credit: I.B.M. Archives

One of the many myths about Apple is that the company's name is a reference to the half-eaten apple reportedly found beside the corpse of the British computer scientist Alan Turing after he committed suicide in 1954 a few weeks before his 42nd birthday.

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