Computer scientist Russel Kirsch, who invented Pixel, passes away at 91


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Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist who invented the pixel and scanned the world's first digital photograph, passed away on August 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon. The scientist was 91 at the time of his death. Kirsch created a small, 2-by-2-inch black-and-white digital image of his son, Walden, as an infant in 1957, making it the first images ever scanned into a computer, using a device created by him.