Ian MacLeod, chief technologist at Geosoft Inc., was recently honoured with the
Cecil Green Entreprise Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. The
award took place at the SEG's annual convention, held this year in Houston in
September. Geosoft's news release can be found here
The citation for the award was written by Colin Reeves who was associated with
Ian in the formative days of Geosoft when the first IBM-PC (1981) heralded the
arrival of a new age of computing that we have come to take for granted. Before
then computing was the preserve of dedicated data centres that lacked much in
the way of easy communication with users. As a consequence, iterative
interpretation processes - not to mention other geophysical data processing and
map production procedures - were tedious and time-consuming.
Colin recalls some memories of these early days in the citation. Citation
(courtesy of SEG).