Silicon Minds: Earle Jones, An Inventor’s Life
Silicon Minds: After graduating from Georgia Tech in the early 1950s, Earle Jones thought he would merely pursue a graduate degree. “Georgia Tech and Stanford had a close relationship three thousand miles apart,” he recalls. “I wanted to go to graduate school, so the guys in Atlanta said, ‘go out to this town called Palo Alto.’”
When he arrived the Stanford Research Institute, also known as SRI, was barely 6 years old, where he would immerse himself in technology research for the next 40 years. Pictured in the cover photo are the numbers from SRI’s invention called magnetic ink character recognition, originally developed for the Bank of America in 1955 and still in use today. On this edition of Silicon Minds an interview with inventor and SRI researcher Earle Jones.