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Does Joseph N. Jackson ring a bell #50187
03/24/05 04:48 PM
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philly kid  Offline OP
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my instructor asked us if we knew who Joseph N. Jackson was. Im thinking its in relation with the electrical field(obviously why would he pose the question)

...does any1 know?

-thanx

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Re: Does Joseph N. Jackson ring a bell #50188
03/24/05 05:22 PM
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Well, I have to confess that I didn't recognize the name, but a search reveals that he is credited with the invention of the programmable remote controller and "video commander."

Google search: \"Joseph N. Jackson\"

Re: Does Joseph N. Jackson ring a bell #50189
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philly kid  Offline OP
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thanx mod

Re: Does Joseph N. Jackson ring a bell #50190
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He was an african-american, too, and his invention of the remote control is frequently cited as an example of important innovations by african-americans; that how I heard of him.


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