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Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the
Briton Tim Berners-Lee did not invent the Internet itself. When he offered his innovations, the already existed for several decades. But Tim gave her the kind to which we are so accustomed to. He invented the URI, URL, HTTP, HTML. In fact, Internet-based hyperlinks to documents and links between sites - it's all the handiwork of Berners-Lee. Its first operating time, Tim introduced in 1989, when he worked for a Swiss company CERN. And from 1991 to 1993 they were released the first specification URI, HTTP and HTML.
This extraordinary genius today is the author of the concept of the semantic web. In Britain, it was granted the title of knight. Berners-Lee can not be called an entrepreneur (although he was not poor people), but its discovery was so important for society that we simply could not include the creator of the World Wide Web in the list.
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Robert Plath, the of a suitcase on wheels
Robert Plath was an ordinary pilot in the company's Northwest. That all changed one day when he walked to the plane with enough heavy luggage. Plat just picked up and screwed to the suitcase wheels. His colleagues liked the idea so that it will soon Robert founded his own company , engaged in release suitcases on wheels.
Probably every person who had once traveled by plane, was able to assess the benefits of such a suitcase, which allows to carry far more baggage with less effort. In 1992 kompaniyaTravelPro Inc was rated at 500, but already in 1999, Robert Plath sold it.
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Hinda Miller and Lisa Lindahl, the inventors of sports bras
In 1977, Hinda Miller and Lisa Lindahl her friend worked as a designer of costumes for Shakespeare festival in Vermont. While the two friends puzzled one important problem - the lack of sportswear for women. No, of course, not complete absence, but the apparent scarcity of supply. It was then during the joint work of the girls and came to the famous sports bra all day. Ultimately, Miller and Lindahl was sold to Sara Lee. Well, sports bras have become a whole class.
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Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce, the inventors of computer chip
lby and Noyce are the creators of computer chip. For his invention, made by Jack Kilby in 1958 (then he worked for the company Texas Instruments) engineer won the Nobel Prize in 2000. The fate of Robert Noyce interesting, because he eventually founded two prominent companies - Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel. In essence, the creation of these two men changed our world, giving humanity an era of personal computers. Without their invention about any universal computerization and speech could not be.
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Bob Frankston and Dan Bricklin, inventor of spreadsheets
Graduates of MIT Bob Frankston and Dan Bricklin are the creators of the once well-known program VisiCalc, in fact, is the first application for working with spreadsheets. Yes, the brainchild of Frankston can not compete with such giants as Microsoft. But, first, their program for some time been the standard in the industry, and brought a lot of money to the creators. And secondly, it marked the beginning of a whole class of programs that we know today as spreadsheets.
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Bentz, inventor of the coffee filter
Anyone who craves every morning hot cup of coffee, knows what the critical role played by the coffee filter. If you're one of them, you should thank housewife Melitta Bentz of Germany. That she came up with coffee filters. His idea Melitta patented back in 1908. Since then, the former housekeeper has become a real entrepreneur, and people around the world were able to calmly drinking coffee, enjoying its taste and not worrying about getting into drink grains.
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George Furrs, inventor of the Ferris wheel
Probably everyone knows what a Ferris wheel. Someone loves to ride on it, but someone has never sat as afraid of heights and the possibility of getting stuck at the top. Inventor of the Ferris wheel is George Ferris, who made it, inspired by the Eiffel Tower. Today, the invention of this genius can be found in many countries, including Russia. Alas, the inventor himself never received from their offspring due remuneration until the end of pleaded with the company, which produces its offspring.
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Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, inventors of bubble wrap
We all love bubble wrap (even it is called an air foil, bubble foil). It was invented in the not-so distant and 1957, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes. Then they worked on the mechanism for the painless removal of wallpaper, and eventually got a great package for storage of fragile products. A few years after its launch partners founded the company Sealed Air Corporation in . Today, annual revenue exceeding $ 5 billion
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