Thursday, June 17, 2010

A bit of credit...too little too late!

Information Pioneers: Hedy Lamarr from Information Pioneers on Vimeo.


I had read mention of this years ago, but this is a better explanation of the technology. Like so many things through the years, she deserved better at the hands of our government.

I remember reading of the government refusing to pay Nicola Tesla royalties for his patents, saying they were in dispute by Marconi; then when Tesla died in '43 they told Marconi that Tesla's patents were in order and he had no claim...

It would be nice to think they wouldn't do things like that now, but I have my doubts!

May the week be kind to each of you!

alan

5 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

Unfortunately, I'd be shocked if our government *didn't* do things like that today. But I love the story of Hedy Lamarr and how she helped invent cell phone technology, so thanks for that! I guess in light of this, it seems a little less odd that an actor (Kevin Costner) is partially responsible for a device that might clean up the oil in the Gulf today.

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Sassy said...

Have a nice weekend, Alan!

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