The QBasic Forum Tribute to Mac McLamore
Hilliard Moffett McLamore, 72, died on June 14, 2008 at 6:30 p.m., at his home in Vienna, Virginia. As one of the first computer programmers, Mac started working for IBM in 1959 in Kingston, NY and he was quickly promoted and transferred to the Washington D.C. area, where he met his future wife, Gudrun Larsen of Denmark. In 1967, Mac moved overseas to work for Investors Overseas Services (IOS), and later, World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1974, he moved back to the Washington DC area for good, and worked as a database administrator for Boeing Computer Services (BCS). Throughout his career, Mac kept time with the rapid-fire changes in computing, and upon retirement, he devoted himself to The QBasic Forum. No matter how much he knew, he was always willing and able to learn more.

 "Mac" McLamore
 The above information was graciously provided by the McLamore family. 


Thank You

August 8 2008 at 1:59 PM


I just found out about Mac's passing. I wish now I had known of his illness sooner.

Mac helped me in many endeavors. He was a mentor when I was first learning the language. He helped me with research into early computer design, and provided entertaining stories to go with it. If it wasn't for his help, my homebuilt relay computer would not exist.

He always patiently waded through my spaghetti code, and when it didn't work correctly he helped fix it. I learned more from his attempts to fix my enigma simulator than any other source.

Mac, we will miss you.

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