Inventor of spread spectrum dies at 86
I just had to include this one. I read the story last week that actress Hedy Lamarr had died, but I didn't think there was any tech connection until I saw this EE Times story
. According to the article, Ms. Lamarr was co-inventor of a technology based on piano-roll style paper tapes, that would synchronize sender and receiver to prevent jamming of radio communications. They obtained a 1942 patent for the device but the U.S. military elected not to use the technology. Today spread spectrum in use all over the place, of course. You may consider this the "Whaddaya know?" portion of today's news.