Hungarian inventor best known for inventing the modern ball-point pen. Though he patented the device and also trademarked "biro", the term is now genericised and widely used in many countries to mean a ball-point pen.
Steve Jobs struck a deal with the venture capital division of Xerox by letting them invest $1 million in exchange for a look at the technologies and devices the company was working on at PARC. Jobs successfully imported the mouse, GUI and other technologies into Apple machines. [more...]