David Plummer (programmer)

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David Plummer

(1968-08-09) August 9, 1968 (age 55)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
CitizenshipCanada/United States of America
Alma mater
  • Miller High School
  • University of Regina
  • Programmer
  • Entrepreneur
Known for
  • Windows Task Manager
  • Space Cadet Pinball port for Windows NT
  • Visual Zip for Windows

David Plummer (born August 9, 1968) is a Canadian-American programmer and entrepreneur. He created the Task Manager for Windows, the Space Cadet Pinball ports to Windows NT, Zip file support for Windows, HyperCache[1] for the Amiga and many other popular software products. He has also been issued six patents in the software engineering space. [2] He holds the world record score for the video game Tempest.[3]


Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, [4] he attended Miller High School, and later graduated from the University of Regina[5]. As a teenager, he created several video games for the Commodore 64, including Tour de Force. [6]

He later moved to Redmond, Washington, joining Microsoft in 1993 and working on software such as MS-DOS 6.2 and Windows NT, including features of note like Task Manager and Space Cadet Pinball. [7] [8]

In the media


  1. "HyperCache Professional for the Amiga".
  2. "David Wm Plummer Patents".
  3. "Dave Plummer Twin Galaxies".
  4. "From Regina to Bill Gates' backyard: David Plummer's journey to Microsoft".
  5. "David Plummer's Address to the 50th Anniversary of the University of Regina CS Department".
  6. "Tour de Force for the Commodore 64 by Aero Animation".
  7. "the developer who wrote windows task-manager reveals its secrets".
  8. "Reddit - I wrote Task Manager and I just remembered".

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