Mourning Morgan Sparks
It's perhaps fitting that he was named Sparks.
Not too many people will know the name. It's not as famous as Edison or Watt. But everyone knows what he invented because his invention is everywhere these days.
Morgan Sparks invented the transistor.
Now the science community mourns his passing at the age of 91. His invention paved the way for the modern world and had profound effects on computing and information science.