Saturday, February 9, 2013

Why we are so optimistic about crowdfunding for minorities

Dr. Mark Dean - On the IBM team that developed PC: "Mark E. Dean (born March 2, 1957) is an African American inventor and a computer engineer. He led the team that developed the ISA bus, and he led the design team responsible for creating the first one-gigahertz computer processor chip. Dean has also helped in the early development of the computer keyboard. He holds three of IBM's original nine PC patents."

Jesse Russell, recognized father of digital cellular technology: "Jesse Eugene Russell (b April 26, 1948) is an African-American inventor and one of the visionaries’ whose innovative perspectives profoundly influenced the wireless communications industry, (a) driver of growth in the 21st century. Trained as an electrical engineer at Tennessee State University and Stanford University, and recognized globally as a thought-leader, technology expert and inventor in the field of wireless communication for over 20 years.."

Emmitt McHenry, Founder of Network Solutions Inc.(NSI) "operated the first domain name registry under a sub-contract with the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)."

This country would be very different if they retained ownership of these three significant technologies. Crowdfunding may help accomplish this.
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