Chris Donovan loved designing women's shoes, so he quit his job as a telephone repairman and followed his fashion design dreams all the way to Florence. What a great video from AARP, filmed by David Friedman. You can see more of Donovan's work on his Instagram account. (via @mathowie)
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Inventing the Aerobie and AeroPress Aug 25 2015
One man invented both the Aerobie Flying Disc and the AeroPress coffee maker. In this short video documentary by David Friedman, inventor Alan Adler tells the story of how those products came to be.
I still remember the first time I threw an Aerobie. The week-long science camp 1 I attended in northern Wisconsin the summer after middle school had one, and I was astounded at how far it flew compared to a Frisbee. As Adler notes in the video, an Aerobie was once thrown 1333 feet (that's over a quarter of a mile) and stayed aloft for 30 seconds. (No word on far an AeroPress can be thrown.)
Let me just pre-empt you here: neeeeeeeeeeeerd!↩
The father of video games Mar 07 2013
Poignant video profile of Ralph Baer, the inventor of the Magnavox Odyssey, the first home console gaming system. He's still inventing at age 90.
The first software patent Feb 01 2013
David Friedman profiles Martin Goetz, who received the very first software patent granted by the US Patent Office in 1968.