Spreading Good News (Part 148)

Hello, Blog Readers!

I look for information that is useful, inspirational, informative, motivational, awe-inspiring, educational—anything that is good “brain food,” and I blog it here for all who are interested.  Occasionally, I blog about something from my own knowledge or experience.

It is my hope that you will enjoy and be able to use most of what is here.

If you’d like, post a comment and let me know what you think.

~ Joyce Fields

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Many of my experiences and lessons learned have been captured in the books that I have written.  Read the previews and reviews and order at www.GoodShortBooks.com.

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TODAY’S QUOTE

IF YOU FOCUS ON YOUR BLESSINGS, YOU CAN’T BE DEPRESSED.  ~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

Marie Van Brittan Brown

While home security systems today are more advanced than ever, back in 1966 the idea for a home surveillance device seemed almost unthinkable.  That was the year famous African-American inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown and her partner/husband, Albert Brown, applied for an invention patent (patent number 3482037 ) for a closed-circuit television security system—the forerunner to the modern home security system.

Brown’s system had a set of four peep holes and a camera that could slide up and down to look out each one.  Anything the camera picked up would appear on a monitor.  An additional feature of Brown’s invention was that a person also could unlock a door with a remote control.

A female black inventor far ahead of her time, Marie Van Brittan Brown created an invention that was the first in a long string of home-security inventions that continue to flood the market today.

Marie Van Britton Brown was born on October 30, 1922, in Jamaica, Queens, New York City.  She died on February 2, 1999, in the very same place.

 

Source:  The Internet

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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One Response to Spreading Good News (Part 148)

  1. Kortnie and Konto says:

    They not gonna tell you that!

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