Douglas Comish, British computing pioneer, dies aged 97

Doug was instrumental in the early days of the computer industry

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Douglas Comish, British computing pioneer, dies aged 97

My one-time boss and long-time friend, Douglas (Doug) Comish who has died aged 97, was one of that select group of people in the UK who were the first in the world to pioneer the application of computers to business.

He was a Liverpudlian, ruddy of complexion with a pugnacious, direct in-your-face manner. Looking somewhat like a prize fighter, he concealed a powerful intellect - which many people learnt to thei...

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