Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman and Kay, too!

These are the guys who came up with asymmetric encryption, aka RSA encryption — (I’m learning a lot about this topic at the moment). In 2002 they won the Turing award, which is the like the nobel prize of i.t.. I would be neglect not to point out that this award was given to Alan Kay in 2003. Kay is the creator of Smalltalk 🙂 as well as a pioneer in object oriented programming.

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