American inventor known for pioneering mass production through assembly line. He is also credited to have invented the first car in America. The car which Blanchard called "horseless carriage" was powered by steam. He also made a huge technological innovation known as interchangeable parts. Blanchard held 25 patents during his lifetime.
Four people are generally regarded as the "fathers of the Internet" - Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn for developing TCP/IP and Paul Baran and Donald Davies for inventing packet switching. [more...]