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Who are your "Tech Heros?" Answered

When I was young I idolized Jacques-Yves Cousteau, in part because of the undersea technology (aqualung, minisubs, habitations, etc.) but also since he was one of the first to warn of overfishing and open-ocean pollution.

Do young people have technology heros today? (Linus T. and Bill G. come to mind, but I was hoping for someone more interesting...)

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Kiteman

12 years ago

Trevor Bayliss, of the Baygen radio, and Oliver Postgate, of the Clangers (not known as an inventor, but he designed and made a lot of his stop-motion equipment from scratch).

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KitemanKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Since this thread has reappeared, it's reminded me to add one I forgot to add the first time around - Johnny Ball.

Aside to younger British readers - that's Zoe Ball's father. I've met him.

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Keith-KidLithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Newborn babies poop green. Just thought I'd let you know a bit about myself.

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gmoonKiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Reminds me of someone else I forgot to list:
Harold Edgerton, the strobe and hi-speed photography pioneer.

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Sandisk1duo

11 years ago

Nikola Tesla! Wooo HV coils! AC! He also had the first remote control/radio

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gimmelotsarobots

11 years ago

Nikola Tesla. Without him we would not be here doing this. We would not have lit homes, efficient electricity, the modern dam, AC motors, or AC at all for that matter. But most of all we would not have Tesla coils!
Marconi did not invent the radio, it was Tesla. Marconi stole the design and made it before tesla had a chance. Tesla wa later credited but it was pushed back in the newspaper because of WW2

Oh, yeah... Edison is an arrogant liar

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gmjhowe

11 years ago

Im sorry but its got to be El Jobso - he is at the for front of consumer computing, and he always looks so cool in his jeans and black polo neck - i mean the uniform for the apple stores is basically what jobs wears! tee and some jeans.

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Mr. Rig It

12 years ago

I don't hero worship either and sports hereos (except of the Olympics) are a joke. So they can play ball wow big deal. How about Dr. Jonas Sauk and Dr. Albert Sabin - they cured Polio, now that was high tech science in a low tech era. They literally saved lives but it seems no one can remember their names when asked "who cured Polio."(shaking head in disblief) They are true heros.

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Lithium RainMr. Rig It

Reply 11 years ago

I remembered it. It's very sad, the other day I mentioned Marie Curie to two teenage girls, and they said "who?".

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SunbanksLithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

My whole English class knows about Marie Curie because of me XD. The radioactive chemicals and stuff she discovered are pretty interesting.

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Lithium RainSunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

They are!

Did you ever notice that her and her husbands names rhyme? Marie and Pierre Curie...

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SunbanksLithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

In english we had to write a play about someone so I suggested Marie Curie and it was a pretty interesting play. I think I still have the script around here somewhere...

I always pronounces them so that they didn't rhyme. How do you pronounce them?

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Lithium RainSunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

That sounds neat! If you find it, please post the script in the writing group!

Oh...I'm such a noob...I always thought it was pronounced Muh ree and Puh ree Cure-ee. Good thing I never said pierre to anyone!

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SunbanksLithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

I'll go look for it later! Wait...I just found the notebook it's in :D

That's ok, I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've pronounced someones name or something and they're like "What? Don't you mean blah blah blah?" And I'm like "Uhh.... Yeah I guess so..."

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SunbanksLithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

In one of the scenes my friend gets run over with a carriage XD

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SunbanksLithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

We used a cardboard box as the carriage. It was a pretty weird play...

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SunbanksLithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

The scenes aren't very long because I had to hurry to finish it and I was working on it in science.

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Lithium RainSunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

ROFLOL!

Oh yeah, Pierre did get run over by a carriage, didn't he...

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Lithium Rainskunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

I am serious. They were I think 15 y/o, not that I was an octogenarian!

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Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

Eric J Wilhelm is the first one that pops into mind.