Derek Kyte, one of the fathers of modern electronic typesetting, died last Saturday aged 90.
Perhaps the greatest tribute to him is on Google, a tool we doubt even he would have imagined when he was making a name in the 1970s as the first wave of CRT typesetter technology swept the world.
Key his name into the ubiquitous search engine, and a mass of patents - covering all aspects of electronic imaging and colour scanning - present themselves. In a 1967 patent specification, he talks electrostatic modulation and "light chopping" at a time when most typesetting was still being done in hot metal.
George Finn (Mechanic)