a bit of trivia I found interesting
janina at rednote.net
Sat Dec 21 15:57:18 EST 2002
Well, and I think he was fully aware of the price he was paying. I would
be surprised if he wasn't.
Very strange, but not unprecedented. Some people have such profound
dedication to the cause they hold dear that they really will put their
lives on the line. Of course, soldiers do that, as do police and fire
fighters. Here we have it in science.
I believe Madam Currie is another example. I'm not sure that it was a
consequence she was aware of, however, as radium was the thing she
Charles Crawford writes:
> From: ccrawford at acb.org
> I did not know that. How wierd.
> - charlie Crawford.
> On Sat, 21 Dec 2002, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Dave Hunt writes:
> > >
> > > I have heard that DEC founder (Ken Olsen) was the model for dectalk.
> > > Truth or yet another urban legend?:)
> > >
> > The DEC Talk's inventor was Dr. Dennis Klatt. He would place radioactive
> > pellets in the back of his moth and X-|ray himself speaking in order to
> > better understand the formation of speech. From this he was able to
> > model a synthesizer.
> > Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, it cost him his life from throat
> > cancer.
> > Janina Sajka, Director
> > Technology Research and Development
> > Governmental Relations Group
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