Inventor of the GIF Steve Wilhite Has Passed AwayMary Anne ButlerNERDBOT

Computer programmer Steve Wilhite, probably best known as the inventor of the GIF, has passed away. The internet staple graphics interchange format (GIF) was created in 1987 while Wilwhite worked for CompuServe. Steve’s wife Kathaleen Wilhite confirmed to NPR he had passed away due to COVID-19 complications. “It came on suddenly. He woke up one […]

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Computer programmer Steve Wilhite, probably best known as the inventor of the GIF, has passed away. The internet staple graphics interchange format (GIF) was created in 1987 while Wilwhite worked for CompuServe. Steve’s wife Kathaleen Wilhite confirmed to NPR he had passed away due to COVID-19 complications. “It came on suddenly. He woke up one
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