While I feel that Thaddeus Wawro had a great selection of creators in Radicals & Visionaries: Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the 20th Century– and I know he couldn’t include everyone – I wonder how he actually selected the people to include in his book. Steve Jobs (Apple Computers), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), and William Hewlett and David Packard (Hewlett Packard) are just a few of the computer gurus highlighted in this read. Dr. Mark Dean was not mentioned at all.
For those of you unfamiliar with Dr. Dean, the Famous Black Inventors website noted, “Dr. Mark Dean started working at IBM in 1980 and was instrumental in the invention of the Personal Computer (PC). He holds three of IBM’s original nine PC patents and currently holds more than 20 total patents.” So, I guess it’s a little odd to share the accomplishments of people who used the PC to get rich when there was absolutely no mention of the creator who made it possible for them to start on their entrepreneurial journeys. Maybe Wawro didn’t know like so many of us who would still be in the dark if someone hadn’t presented the information to me.
Was I the only person unfamiliar with this techno genius?