Swiss electrical engineer and the inventor of the hook and loop fastener which we commonly, and mistakenly, refer to as Velcro. As per the company, there is no such thing as velcro – it is the name of the firm and not the product. This is to prevent the term from becoming generic and the company losing its trademark.
Ed Krol's book, "The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog", was probably the first popular book about the new medium. It was published in 1992 and selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most significant books of the 20th century. [more...]