1. Thank you for pointing out shortfalls of my proposal for Milestones; I had thought by myself I fully understood and congratulated RCA team led by G.. Heilmeier for being awarded Milestones: Display(LCD), 1968, as I was one of 13 members of project team S-734 Tenri LCD group at SHARP Corporation, which mass-produced LCD, 1st in the world in 1973, mounted on C-MOS minicalculator, whose operation mode was Dynamic Scattering Mode(DSM), among various LCD operation modes developed afterward, Heilmeier and his team worked on and proposed in 1968, though.
I all the more admire and respect RCA team to have come to know about its pioneering efforts and work after I read History Crystallized: A First-Person Account of the Development of Matrix-Addressed LCDs for television at RCA in the 1960s by Bernard J. Lechner: Information Display 1108 27.
Sharp 14-inch thin-film-transistor LCD (TFT-LCD) for Milestone proposal was press-released 1988: 15 years after LCD was mass-produced 1st in the world.
In those 15 years, LCD had established itself as the essential part of a series of new products: C-MOS minicalculators, LCD wrist watches and clocks, Nintendo games, , portable measuring equipment, personal information devices, word processors, lap-top and note PCs to name a few, excluding TVs.
These products had not been put on the market without LCD to meet the people's needs in accordance with the change of their life and working styles based on key words: mobile/portable and large information content, and LCD and those products were a common knowledge of all the people in the street, young and old, men and women, in 1988, I thought.
So, my shortfalls may be:
First, I thought LCD in 1988 was so common a knowledge of ordinary people, and there was no need anymore to be explained referring to the great achievements by RCA team.
Second, I did not explain TFT-LCD; which is an active matrix LCD driven by TFTs provided to every display dot to achieve larger contrast ratio and smaller response times, independent of LCD's threshold properties, and is different from conventional passive matrix LCDs.
Any modification on my original proposal would be very much appreciated to make my original proposal better understandable paying due respect to RCA team.
2. Plaque Location: I think Sharp museum is quite open to the general public, and Plaque would be better kept and well protected than kept elsewhere.
3. I would like just to give the information for better understanding of the milestone proposal, and corporate advertizing is not my intention at all.
Any modifications to this effect would be all welcome.