Hedy Lamarr and US Patent Number US2292387

Hedy Lamarr was Austrian.

She left Austria in 1937. Guess why?

She invented spread-spectrum broadcasting which today can be found in Wi-Fi, smartphones, and GPS. This was 72 years ago.

In 1997, she was awarded with the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award.

If you look up her name, you typically learn that she was an actress. And “aside” from this, she invented frequency hopping. Hedy Lamarr’s comment on this: “Any girl can be glamorous, all you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”

When will we finally get this distortion straightened out and put first things first?

Hedy Lamarr died in 2000. On Nov 7th, 2014, she got an honorary grave in Vienna. So much about inventors and Austria’s role.

The patent: http://www.google.co.uk/patents/US2292387

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