Dean Kamen - Cybernetic systems engineer, inventor, educational entrepreneur, global citizen. Too many major projects, inventions, and awards to name but easy to sum up. They're about quality of human life via his own skin in the game: "I'd rather lose my own money than someone else's."
1843: Ada Lovelace, considered the first programmer, wrote about Babbage's ideas and described uses and applications for his machine. CONTEXT: in 1843 Charles Dickens published 'A Christmas Carol', in which Bob Cratchit, a clerk who does all of his work by hand, works for Mr. Scrooge.
“The Lisa is a personal computer introduced by Apple Computer Inc. on January 19, 1983. It was one of the first personal computers to offer a graphical user interface (GUI) in a machine aimed at individual business users. Development of the Lisa began in 1978, and it underwent many changes during the development period before shipping at the very high price of $9,995 with a 5 MB hard drive. The high price, relatively low performance and unreliable "Twiggy" floppy disks led to poor sales..."