Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
New members of the Hall of Fame include the father of videogames, the man who helped launch satellite television, and the founder and CEO of Runco.
The list of inductees to the Consumer Electronics Association hall of fame is always an impressive one, but this year's list features some really big names.
Among them is Ralph Baer, who we all have to thank for the creation of the first videogame console - the Magnavox Odyssey. Without him, we might have to go outside for our entertainment. It's nice to live in a world where that's not the case.
The contributions of Sam Runco are, as you might imagine, all related to his company, Runco. They were the first to bring a line doubler with a multi-frequency projector to market in 1990 and have been instrumental in shaping the high-end home theater market.
Stanley S. Hubbard may not be a household name, but his company Hubbard Broadcasting was among the first to launch a digital satellite system for home television usage. Also on the list are Dr. Fujio Masuoka who created flash memory and Dr. Robert Metcalf, co-inventor of Ethernet.
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