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Dr Mark Dean-An African American Invented Many Of The Programming For The Internet Experiences We Enjoy Today

Posted by The Reunion Black Family on November 28, 2013 at 3:35 AM

Many Africans and African Americans unknowingly highlight the false Intellecturing of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates without realising that Dr Mark Dean - an African American invented many of the programming for the internet experiences we enjoy today. You may not have heard of Dr Mark Dean and you aren't alone because everything in your computer life has been affected bushman his work.


Dr Mark Dean is a PHD from Stanford university. He is in the national hall of fame of inventers. He has more than 50 patents pending. He is a vice president with IBM, and he is also the architect of the modern day personal computer. Dr Dean holds seven of the original nine patents on computers that all pc's are based on.

An African American, Emmit Mchenry created a complex computer code whereby ordinary people can now surf the web have emails without having to study computer science. He created what we know today simply as .COM. On December 31st 1992 Network Solutions got the contract that would make the company a legacy.

 Bill Gates and Steve Jobs exploited the works of Afrikans and they have never publically credited Africans and African American that led the way.

Born in Jefferson City, Tennessee, Dean holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Florida Atlantic University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Dean is the first African-American to become an IBM Fellow which is the highest level of technical excellence at the company. In 1997, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Currently, he is CTO for IBM Middle East and Africa, previously, being an IBM Vice President overseeing the company's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California.[citation needed] Dean now holds more than 20 patents.[original research?] Dean led a team that developed the interior architecture (ISA systems bus) that enables multiple devices, such as modems and printers, to be connected to personal computers. Dean also led the design team responsible for creating the first 1-gigahertz RISC processor chip, another significant step in making computers faster and smaller.

When you think PC (personal computer), Mark Dean does not readily come to mind. Mark who?, you may ask.

Dr. Mark Dean is an engineer who has played a leading role in the development of the personal computer—which has spearheaded the technological revolution in education, industry and every facet of modern life.

As a member of an IBM research team to develop a more effective desktop computer, which ultimately became known as the IBM PC, Dr. Dean and his colleague Dennis Moeller created the interior architecture allowing the computer to share information with peripheral devices such as disk drives, printers and scanners.

Although this development helped place the power of the personal computer at the disposal of every business and home, Dr. Dean did not rest on his laurels. Instead, he moved on to develop the PC AT (Advanced Technology) which defined the industry standard architecture for most personal computers used today. Dr. Dean is also responsible for leading the team that developed the first 1-gigahertz microprocessor chip at his Austin Research Lab.

Dr. Dean holds 3 of the original 9 patents on which the PC is based, and has a total of more than 30 patents pending.

In 1995 he was named an IBM Fellow, becoming the first African-American to achieve this honor, which is held by only 50 employees of the current workforce of 200,000.

In 1997 Dr. Dean, along with his co-inventor Dennis Moeller, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, where he joined two other eminent black members, George Washington Carver and Dr. Percy Julian.

During his 20-year career, he has held a number of engineering positions in the field of computer system hardware architecture and design. Dr. Dean is currently Vice President of Systems in IBM Research, responsible for developing next-generation hardware and systems technologies: systems covering pervasive to supercomputing environments.

From an early age, Dean showed a love for building things; as a young boy, Dean constructed a tractor from scratch with the help of his father, a supervisor at the Tennessee Valley Authority. Dean also excelled in many different areas, standing out as a gifted athlete and an extremely smart student who graduated with straight A's from Jefferson City High School. In 1979, he graduated at the top of his class at the University of Tennessee, where he studied engineering.

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Reply TJK
1:46 PM on December 15, 2013 
I think Mark Dean made a lot of contributions to the technology world. Although, I personally doubt that the reason he is less known is because of his race and/or because certain technology leaders purposely suppressed information about him.

Why are Gates and Jobs being blamed for the fact that certain people do not know about Dean? He never worked for Microsoft (Gates co-founded) or Apple (Jobs was CEO). He worked for IBM.

If any company/leader is responsible for giving him credit, it would be the one he worked for while receiving the patents: IBM. IBM did give him credit. They named him an IBM Fellow, which is a prestigious public award. All the inventions he patented while working for IBM are in his name and if you have the patent numbers or other pertinent information, you can find the records on the USPTO public PAIR site - that's public credit, no one denies that he did the work.

He got his credit years ago - those of us who were too young or otherwise too preoccupied to witness it may be unaware of this. Blaming Gates and Jobs for not knowing about this man is unfair - he never worked for them and it's not their job to personally and publicly credit every influential computer engineer that ever lived.

Furthermore, I work for a firm specializing in intellectual property protection - we provide legal support for inventors/companies during the patent application process. On a daily basis I see the names of many inventors that may not receive much (if any) national attention. Sometimes that is the way it goes with being an inventor - and there are multiple reasons why this is sometimes the case. Dean thankfully did receive credit - don't start blaming people he didn't even work for just because you think he should have been as famous as them.