Wednesday, February 11, 2015

College? Who Needs It?

We all know that a college degree is absolutely necessary for life, right?

...Lear also continued inventing. He holds more than 150 patents. Remember eight-track tape players? Lear invented that.   But what he’s really famous for are his contributions to the field of aviation. He invented radio direction finders for planes, aided in the invention of the autopilot, designed the first fully automatic aircraft landing system, and in 1963 introduced his most famous invention of all, the Lear Jet, the world’s first mass-produced, affordable business jet. (Not bad for a guy who dropped out of school after the eighth grade.)...

His first invention (really, a co-invention) was the car radio. And if you wonder why a guy named Galvin--3rd generation--runs Motorola, read the story at the link.

HT:  Cold Fury

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