I stumbled upon this Person reading up on IBM and its History and was amazed that I had not heard much or anything about Mark Dean.He holds 3 of the Original 9 Patents that IBM holds and helped develop a number of landmark technologies for IBM, including the color PC monitor and the first gigahertz chip.
Mark Dean also invented the Industry Standard Architecture system bus with engineer Dennis Moeller, allowing for computer plug-ins such as disk drives and printers. In 1996, he was named an IBM fellow, the first African-American ever to receive the honor. A year later, he was honored with the Black Engineer of the Year President’s Award and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. In 2001, he was tapped to be a member of the National Academy of Engineers.
I wish more of such Great People in Information Technology were featured not just in obscure literature but in schools and colleges
Source: The Biography.com website