Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hedy Lamarr

Off topic, but I find this fascinating. The technology used for wi-fi was first co-developed by the actress Hedy Lamarr. You can see the patent here. It's filed under her married name at the time.

A tip of the fedora to James Lileks for bringing this to my attention. Ms. Lamarr was not only beautiful (and was she ever!) but she was also smart. Which I guess does bring us on topic after all. She was like Dorchester.

Another Hedy Lamarr fact: she was twice accused of shoplifting. What this has to do with Dorchester, I can't say. In Ms. Lamarr's case, the charges were dropped both times.

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