The primary goal of this section is not for you to read but for me to remember. If this helps you find something/someone interesting so much the better.

Why don’t I bookmark or use an rss reader? Bookmarks fail quite badly and get mixed with work stuff and different interests (from the future and from the past so you need to do lots of housekeeping) which defies the purpose of it. (Now you can go and create a bookmarking system that works and I’ll be eternally grateful.)

On the other hand, rss readers (unless you’re very minimalistic and only subscribe to a couple pages) gets clogged fairly quickly and usually they are indexed by most recent which means if one of the people you follow gets too excited and starts writing non-stop, he will effectively be shadowing other people’s stuffs. Obviously, not a perfect solution. (I know you can fine-tune the behavior but I want to think not do housekeeping.)

So if you have a better idea on this and want to share it with, you can email me at isaac [at] mammbo [dot] com.

  • Doug Engelbart (pursuit, productivity, seeing further)
  • Howard Hughes Senior & Junior (100% Market ownership, HSL, Hughes H-1 + Guiness World record. )
  • Bret Victor (talks on inventorship)
  • Alan Kay (for his work on Squeak/Smalltalk, learning pad )
  • Thomas Edison (perseverance, gramaphone) vs. Nichola Tesla (ability to interact with inventions in his mind accurately)
  • Ivan Shuterland (CAD)
  • Dan Gelbart (prototyping knowledge)
  • Charles W. Hull (invention of 3d printing)
  • Ted Mainman (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation)
  • Vannevar Bush (inspiration, to me and others)
  • John McCarthy (LISP implementation for a concrete robo advisor application)
  • Richard Hamming (“You and your research” talk, the art of doing science and engineering)
  • Johannes Gutenberg (invention of the printing press)
  • William Hogarth & John Kay (industrial revolution)
  • Alexander Fleming (Penicillin)
  • Edward Jenner (vaccines)
  • Andrew Carnegie (Carnegie Steel Co., first philantropist)
  • Jennifer Doudna & Emmanuelle Charpentier (CRISPER-Cas9)
  • Jeff Bezos (execution on the Amazon idea) vs. Pierre Omidyar (creation of Ebay, idea of a high on bids)
  • Watson & Crick (discovery of DNA)
  • Keith Campbell, Ian Wilmut and Co (first cloning)
  • Louis Braille (Braille language, and age where he invented it)
  • Louis Pasteur (immunity, pasteurisation, etc.)
  • Almon Strowger (automatic phone exchange - still in use today)
  • Fritz Haber & Carl Bosch (nitrogen bonding -> nitrides, high pressure chemistry)