Your short list of unsung heros

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by 63dot, Dec 9, 2008.

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Who are your unsung heroes, not yet a household name?

  1. Member of House of Commons/Lords

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Member of Congress

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Person of antiquity/history

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. TV/Movie actor not on A-list

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. TV/Movie director not on A-list

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Indie rock/pop/country musician

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. Scientist

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  8. Inventor

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  9. Humanitarian

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Business leader/innovator

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Sports coach or player

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Local hero known only where you live

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  13. an employee at Apple, Inc.

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  14. a personal mentor

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  15. other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. 63dot macrumors 603

    63dot

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    We all have people we admire that may not be household names.

    Who are yours?

    I put in 4 many here may not know. I chose an unknown/little known indie musician, PJ Harvey. Scientist Lisa Randall, a physicist at Harvard. Jonathan Ive, industrial designer of the iMac and many other products, and finally, many a relative while growing up. :)
     
  2. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Mom and Dad.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Numerous people associated with the Hole in the Wall Camps.
     
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Not a total house hold name, but in the electronics industry he is know as Dave Smith a.k.a the visionary behind MIDI, patch memory storage, synthesizer design based off of ICs, Vector synthesis and much more.

    If you enjoy those horrid cheesy ring tones you have his technology to thank.

    The best part of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is debuted to the public in 1983 it still is at version 1.0. It is used in everything from music to phones, voice recognition and a bunch of other applications. That is great design right there.
     
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  6. Delta608 macrumors regular

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    The men and women of the United States Military and their husbands and wives ...They are my heroes...
     
  7. That-Is-Bull macrumors 6502

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    Simon Posford of Shpongle (quoted in my signature) and Amon Tobin are both awesome indie electronic musicians that everybody should know about IMO.
     

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