Ned quietly passed away at his Makaha Beach home on the island of Oahu, on November 19,2022.
Ned was the Co-founder and first chairman of the Computer Science Department at Yale University.
Education; Undergraduate Princeton University, Masters, Cal Tech, PHD Yale University
After graduation from Princeton, Ned worked for the Institute for Defense Analysis, in Princeton where he developed IMP, an early systems programming language at the National Security Agency (NSA) andDefense of Defense eventually working with the leading hardware manufacturers throughout the world.His early computer publications are still widely quoted and used in research.
He developed and delivered the first on screen computer editor.Following his tenure at Yale, Ned worked for The Rand Corporation and Interactive Systems Corporation of Santa Monica, California.
Developing the first office computer software system based on the Unix Operating System.
He expanded the company to Estes Park, Colorado.After leaving the company, he co founded Slater Towar LTD. Developing and redesigning software programs that he developed for the Department of Defense, he was named the Chief Scientist at Franklin Publishers, located in New Jersey.
While there he developed the companies early deployment of digital books and voice recognition.
Upon retirement he wrote an open source program and parsers that enabled the printed word, voice, and computers to interact. Much of this was folded into programs and devices that are today’s Digital Assistants.
His love of music, travel and friendships led him to becoming a founding board member of The Concordia Chamber Players, a classical music group in Bucks County, PA. , and the general manager of The Princeton Festival, offering acclaimed productions of Opera and all types of musical venues.
He is survived by his husband, Ray Kinlock