Hedy Lamarr


Hedy Lamarr

A classic screen queen and a mathematician whose theories helped lay the groundwork for Bluetooth and wi-fi. Talk about a real life super-heroine!

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  1. About 1980, I had an idea for an encoding system. A friend who worked for Bell Labs looked into it, and discovered that, about 1960, some engineers had had the same idea, and that when they’d looked into it, they discovered that, about 1940, Hedy Lamarr had had the idea.

    (I’d earlier heard of her invention of a bomb-sight, so the news was more of a happy amusement than a shock.)

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