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CD’s and teleprompters

An age passes. Former Sony president and chairman Norio Ohga, who commercialized James Russel’s CD invention (about.comMIT), has died. CD’s have had their day passing the baton to DVD’s and now to magnetic and electronic media.

Another inventor, “Hubert J. ‘Hub’ Schlafly Jr., who invented the teleprompter, died late last week at 91 of an undisclosed illness at a Connecticut hospital.” (Hollywood Reporter). His business got going about the time I was born. The teleprompter was invented to help TV actors with their lines. Now it is known for helping politicians read speeches.

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