People

This week, my free time has been consumed with preparing the index for The Power of Mobility book (thanks for your help Deanna!). Did you know that book indexes are largely compiled by hand? Neither did I, until now!

The author has the responsibility of going page by page through the book, selecting words and phrases to include in the index, and then figuring out every page on which that word, phrase, concept, etc. appears. I can’t imagine trying to do that in the days before electronic manuscripts with search tools. But even so, I learned how many words and phrases overlap. For example, I never new how many words have “wan” in them. Or did you know that “time” appears in the middle of “multimedia”?

Anyway – it’s been a great learning experience and a great opportunity to marvel at how much stuff goes into a book.

As an indicator of that, I thought it would be fun to share with you all the names of people that appear in the book. Check your mobility-geek knowledge by seeing how many of these names you can recognize and see if you can figure out how they fit into a book about the power of mobility.

  • Alsever, Jennifer
  • Bacon, Sir Francis
  • Baran, Paul
  • Bardeen, John
  • Baschab, John
  • Becker, Toby
  • Beiagi, Alan
  • Berners-Lee, Tim
  • Best, James D.
  • Bezos, Jeff
  • Bloomberg, Jason
  • Boulton, Matthew
  • Brattain, Walter
  • Brewer, Clete
  • Briere, Danny
  • Brown, John Seely
  • Burke, John
  • Carr, Tammy
  • Cary, Frank
  • Chapel, Dr. Edward
  • Chappe, Claude and Rene
  • Clausius, Rudolf
  • Cole, Dr. Susan A.
  • Davidow, William H.
  • Davies, Donald
  • Deering, Paul
  • Dodd, Monroe
  • Downes, Larry
  • Duguid, Paul
  • Dunckel, Tony
  • Dunning, Jon
  • Dyche, Jill
  • Eckert, J. Presper
  • Edison, Thomas
  • Estridge, Don
  • Federman, Mark
  • Foster, Alan
  • Franklin, Ben
  • Frei, Frances X.
  • Garcia, John
  • Gates, Bill
  • Goad, Tom W.
  • Guevel, Gene
  • Hagel, John III
  • Haney, Kerin
  • Henson, Paul H.
  • Hertz, Heinrich
  • Hoff, Ted
  • Ibuku, Masaru
  • Jin, H. P.
  • Jobs, Steve
  • Kaufman, Ray
  • Kilby, Jack
  • Kime, Tristan
  • Kleinrock, Len
  • Komisky, Mark
  • Krevor, Larry
  • Lancina, Gary
  • Levy, Evan
  • Licklider, J. C. R.
  • Logan, Robert
  • Lowe, Bill
  • Lowy, Alex
  • Malone, Michael S.
  • Marconi, Guglielmo
  • Mauchly, John
  • Maxwell, James Clerk
  • McCarter, Jackie
  • McCaw, Craig
  • Metcalfe, Robert,
  • Moore, Gordon
  • Morse, Samuel
  • Mui, Chunka
  • Newcomen, Thomas
  • Noyce, Robert
  • Ong, Walter J.
  • Pennington, Dr. Karen L.
  • Pierce, Andrew
  • Piot, Jon
  • Plato
  • Pope Innocent VIII
  • Ramsey, Russ
  • Redman, Philip
  • Roberts, James “JR”
  • Roberts, Larry
  • Roebuck, John
  • Scantlebury, Roger
  • Schmelzer, Ronald
  • Shapiro, Carl
  • Shockley, William
  • Tapscott, Don
  • Taylor, Bob
  • Ticoll, David
  • Tomlinson, Ray
  • Tong, Leighton
  • Turnbull, Laurence
  • Uhrmacher, Lisa-Anne
  • Valente, Oliver
  • Varian, Hal R.
  • Warhurst, Peter S.
  • Watt, James
  • Weber, Betsy
  • Wilkes, Maurice V.
  • Yefsky, Alan

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