In memory of Peter Bird

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Peter Bird, a director of Lyons Computer Services, charted the food company’s pioneering introduction of computers. Source: The Guardian UK

Peter Bird worked for J. Lyons & Co. from 1964 to 1991. He published his book LEO: The First Business Computer in 1994 and later an extensive book about Lyons in 2000.
We met Peter Bird in October 2016 at his house in Wokingham. We had a productive day, discussing about his books on Lyons and LEO. A day full of hints and suggestions, going through his collection of photos of LEO people and machines. Peter passed away on the 16th August 2017.

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Peter Bird in his house in Wokingham, October 26th, 2016. Photo: Elisabetta Mori

Read Peter Bird’s obituary by Frank Land on The Guardian’s website:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/10/peter-bird-obituary