Happy Belated, Pied Piper of Technology

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The slightly-more-considerate cats at Wired inform us that yesterday marked the birthday of Dean Kamen, born in 1951, holder of over 440 patents, and inventor of the first portable insulin pump at the blooming age of 25.

On a more contemporary note Kamen is the inventor of the Segway -- you know, that zany fat-wheeled thing that was going to replace walking and is now the transport of choice for security guards and theme park attendants.

Few can put significant contributions to the betterment (or at least the leisure) of mankind to their names. And even after the Segway crack, we really, really do mean that. So happy belated April 5th to the Pied Piper of Technology (don't look at us -- Smithsonian magazine said it first).

by Angela Natividad    Apr- 6-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Celebrity   

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The "leisure" of mankind? Who are you dopes trying to kid? Do your homework. Kamen is so far ahead of his times, and has contributed so(the repercussions of FIRST are incalculable) much to the world, obviously the average dim bulb here can't even comprehend it.

Posted by: Paul Doane on April 6, 2007 11:36 AM

The "leisure" of mankind? Who are you dopes trying to kid? Do your homework. Kamen is so far ahead of his times, and has contributed so(the repercussions of FIRST are incalculable) much to the world, obviously the average dim bulb here can't even comprehend it.

Posted by: Paul Doane on April 6, 2007 12:27 PM

The "leisure" of mankind? Who are you dopes trying to kid? Do your homework. Kamen is so far ahead of his times, and has contributed so(the repercussions of FIRST are incalculable) much to the world, obviously the average dim bulb here can't even comprehend it.

Posted by: Paul Doane on April 6, 2007 12:28 PM







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