Inventor John L. Janning perfected the liquid crystal display (LCD) and invented
the thermal printing wafer. A self–educated high school dropout, John Janning epitomizes
creativity and learning through experience. A member of the Engineers Club of Dayton,
Janning is enshrined in the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame.
You never want to fall in love with the first idea you come up with.
—John L. Janning
“The school of hard knocks can’t be beat.” In this short video, inventor John L.
Janning discusses the importance of tinkering and shows his two most important inventions.
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Wu, R.W., J.T. Boyd, H.A. Timlin, Howard E. Jackson, and John L. Janning. "Optical
waveguide detection: Photodetector array formed on the waveguide utilizing laser
recrystallized silicon." Applied Physics Letters 46. (1985): n. pag. Web. 13 Aug