Tom Truscott is an American computer scientist best known for creating Usenet with Jim Ellis, when both were graduate students at Duke University. He is also a member of ACM, IEEE, and Sigma Xi. One of his first endeavors into computers was writing a computer chess program and then later working on a global optimizer for C at Bell Labs. Today, Truscott works on tools that analyze software as a software developer for the SAS Institute.
Truscott received the Usenix Life Time Achievement Award for Usenet.
- Hauben, Michael; Hauben, Ronda; Truscott, Tom (1997-04-27). Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet (Perspectives). Wiley-IEEE Computer Society P. ISBN 0-8186-7706-6.
- The Evolution Of Usenet: The Poor Man's ARPANET Contains excerpts of Invitation to a General Access UNIX* Network, the original USENIX handout describing Usenet
- Interview with Tom Truscott
- Tom Truscott Biography Contains Full Biography of Tom Truscott
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