Built in SF: Why Black History Is Critical to the Future of Tech

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The tech industry wouldn’t be where it is without the contributions of brilliant Black technologists.

Have you used a GIF on Slack today? Thank Lisa Gelobter, a Black computer scientist who helped pave the way for animation on the web. Have you used a computer microphone on Zoom today? Consider the 2006 National Medal of Technology and Innovation laureate James E. West, who co-invented electret technology that was once utilized in 90 percent of the world’s microphones. Have you popped a video game cartridge into a Nintendo Switch recently? Take a moment to appreciate Gerald Lawson, who helped create the first video game console with interchangeable game cartridges, which earned him a reputation as “the father of modern gaming.”

Read the full article at Built in SF.

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