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    Posted June 8, 2012 by
    los angeles, California
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    The black computer Genius


    Matt Davenport is a black man that invented or participated in technology development for

    xerox in 1969 thru 1972. text is a word that he developed in 1969, where computers were commmunicated by entering thru a tele-type interface. The first word processor was developed

    by matt davenport in 1970 called  Xerox text which had all the abilities of WORD including the capabilities of spread sheets developed specifically for mccollugh oil company thru Xerox by matt

    davenport. A patient/medical system data base developed By matt Davenport thru Xerox for Howard Hughes Miami Heart institute was the first in the medical field and copied until this day by software companies, using schemas and cross indexing back and forward. Developed the programs that

    used copier ovelays and formated Bills for diners club thru Xerox cutting cost of billing and printing.

    Wrote software that interfaced with Diobold Machines that was the first version of ATM machines

    thru Motorola and Xerox. for thier Sigma-9 Computer which had a SKD(system key display which

    was a Personal computer as known today he did this in 1971) Matt was one of the first few Black

    employees hired  by xerox but with all the issues he was given a chance to excel and produce

    and he certanly did. He was the president of the xerox black employees which was the first

    advisory to the president on racial issues and hiring. Gradated from pepperdine and formed his    

    software company in 1976 called Sigma Systems which he continued to excel in development of

    business solutions for many companies, such as Nissan, Wells Fargo, IBM, Universal studions

    Kaiser and many more. He developed MUDBROWSER which sold around the world and as part of that

    came up with MUD(multiple unit development) Technology schme. now retired he produces internet

    Radio called Sigmadom.com and a book in october  2012

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