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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
Kiteman

13 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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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 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-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

*chuckle* I..I'm sorry....I jus- *laughs*......oh man!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Small minds think small thoughts.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

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

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 12 years ago

radio star orginally

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 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
Sandisk1duo

12 years ago

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

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

seconded!

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gimmelotsarobots
gimmelotsarobots

12 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
gmjhowe

12 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
Mr. Rig It

13 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 Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 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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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 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 Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

They are!

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

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 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 Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 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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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 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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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 years ago

I'll type it in a bit... I think...

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

TYPE IT! TYPE IT! Seriously, post it! :)

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 years ago

Lol I will! I'll go type it right now.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 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 Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

ROFLOL!

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

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 12 years ago

actually, Pierre is pronounced more like Pee-air =o)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

I'm such a dummy...thanks for telling me!

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 12 years ago

Nobody is expected to know everything =o)

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Lol
Didn't you ever watch loony toons?

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

That's why...

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

Are you serious? Were they very young teens?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

13 years ago

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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Sexist! Why not canida?! She runs the site too, ya know!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

I believe she does the people work, not the technical behind the scenes stuff.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Stuff and nonsense! Have you no shame?! Blasphemy, I say-BLASPHEMY!

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 13 years ago

Suckup...

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Mines Dr. Eric J Wilhelm
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