Dániel Muszka, the creator of the Ladybird and the initiator of collecting relics of IT history, has departed.
We announce with the deepest regret that Dániel Muszka (1930-2018) died at the age of 88 on 22 March 2018. He was a greatly respected member of the John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT), curator of the Foundation for the IT History Museum, one of the initiators of setting up a collection on IT history in Szeged, and the honorary president of NJSZT’s Forum on IT History.
Dániel Muszka was the creator of the Ladybird of Szeged. We lost one of the pioneers of Hungarian cybernetics, who had been an influential representative of his scientific field. Muszka, alongside Győző Kovács, was the initiator of collecting relics from computer science.
His life was committed to engineering; he was always busy constructing something useful or something that could be used to demonstrate the history of computer science in a better way. We have all learnt a great deal from him as he always shared his recommendations, comments or criticism with us.
The Exhibition on IT History will be quieter without him and the Ladybird will also stop to remember its creator.
He was awarded the Neumann Prize in 1977 and the Kalmár Prize in 2005. He was the recipient of the „Pro Szeged” Award in 2008 and of the Debreczeni Pál Award of the Foundation for Szeged in 2014.
Rest in peace.
Click here for the detailed biography of Dániel Muszka: http://itf2.njszt.hu/szemely/muszka-daniel