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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

BHM: Otis Boykin

I wanted to take some time out today for Black History Month (BHM). February goes by so fast that you can forget to acknowledge those who have made a difference in the past and affected our present so we can have a futurre...and it doesn't matter what race you are. So today in African-American history, Otis Boykin, an inventor, patented the Electrical Resistor. He is responsible for inventing the electrical device used in all guided missiles and IBM computers, plus 26 other electronic devices including a control unit for an artificial heart stimulator (pacemaker), burglar-proof cash register, and a chemical air filter. In addition, he is also best known for inventing an improved electrical resistor used in computers, radios, television sets and a variety of electronic devices...which also helped to reduce the costs of these products.

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