THE US IT PRESS would have you believe that Information Technology was invented over there, but that is just not true. The foundations of IT were laid in Britain long before the US got up to speed, and British IT theoreticians, researchers, engineers and entreprenuers have contributed greatly.
The INQUIRER's sister site V3 has compiled its list of the Top 10 Great Britons in IT history, so you might as well head over there and read it. Whether you're a Brit or not, you know you want to. µ