Jim Ellis (computing)
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Ellis grew up in Orlando, Florida. Before developing Usenet, Ellis attended Duke University. He later worked as an Internet security consultant for Sun Microsystems. He was also Manager of Technical Development at CERT. He came up with the word Usenet.
Ellis and Truscott were awarded the 1995 Usenix Life Time Achievement Award.
Personal life and death
Ellis and his wife, Carolyn, had two children.
- Hafner, Katie (July 1, 2001). James T. Ellis, 45, a Developer Of Internet Discussion Network. New York Times
- Usenet creator Jim Ellis dies, Associated Press, on USAToday.com, June 29, 2001, retrieved on December 22, 2006.
- Second Annual EFF Pioneer Awards