Wow… Now That’s Some Company to Keep

Posted: June 22, 2005 in Uncategorized

Didn’t know him, but Jack Kilby passed away yesterday.

Who is Jack Kilby you say?  Just the father of the entire technology industry.

Here’s a quick article about him.

I was blown away by this quote:

     "In my opinion, there are only a handful of people whose works have truly transformed the world and the way we live in it — Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers and Jack Kilby," TI chairman Tom Engibous said in a statement Tuesday.

Now that’s some company to keep.

Went on to say:

     "If there was ever a seminal invention that transformed not only our industry but our world, it was Jack’s invention of the first integrated circuit."

Wonder why he’s not more of a household name?

 

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