Yesterday I put together a short list of biographies that exist on the element14 Community about influential engineers, after I was put in mind of the notion by our current CHANGE THE WORLD competition.
But our list of world changing engineer bios is far, far from complete. I've got a dozen other tasks I should be doing right now, yet instead I find myself obsessing over influential engineers!
So here's a question for you guys:
Which engineer (or engineers) have been most influential to you.
Now, I'm not necessarily asking which engineers you think have been the most influential in a general sense (that's a conversation for yesterday's blog) -- I mean personally.
Who is it that you look up to, or who is it that said something to spark your imagination and set you on a path? Who created something that changed your world?
Just as a way to begin building a list (that we could draw upon with some biographical content pieces down the line), I've put together my own favourites below, but really want to hear your nominations in the comments. They needn't necessarily be electronics engineers, either -- anyone from an engineering discipline would be fascinating to hear about.
I'm going to be a little bit obvious, and a little bit maverick all at the same time. I'm going for a top three (I've not included Tesla because I wanted to push myself to think a bit more about this, but feel he deserves an honorary mention -- as you all probably feel, too):
And remember that there's still time to win a grand's worth of gear over at the CHANGE THE WORLD competition; after you've told us who changed your world, that is!