INVENTIONS & INVENTORS

Invention Process

By |October 15th, 2015|

Often things that don’t work well motivate many people to invent. What if your pencil keeps slipping out of your hand? Could you invent a […]

Grace Murray Hopper Invents the Computer Compiler, 1943

By |September 25th, 2015|

Computer technology took a huge leap forward when American and pioneer computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper invented the first compiler, which laid the ground work […]

Ruth Wakefield Invents the Chocolate Chip Cookie

By |September 25th, 2015|

Many accidental inventions have occurred in kitchens, including the invention of the tasty chocolate chip cookie.

Ruth Wakefield (1903-1977) and her husband owned the Toll House […]

Olivia Poole Invents the Jolly Jumper, 1910

By |September 25th, 2015|

Olivia Poole (1889-1975) proves the old adage that “necessity is the mother of invention.”

In the early 1950s, Olivia was a mother of seven young children, […]

Elizabeth J. Magie Invents The Landlord’s Game

By |September 9th, 2015|

At the start of the 1900s, American game designer Elizabeth J. Magie (1866-1948) was on a mission – she wanted to change how people thought […]