1. The proposer must be aware of the existing IEEE Milestone for Liquid Crystal Display (RCA) 1968 Princeton, NJ, U.S.A., dedicated on 30 September 2006. This proposal just doesn't look right: it duplicates, overlaps with, and spoils it for the IEEE Milestone already awarded for work by RCA.
Somewhere in the Wall Street Journal, I read that George Heilmeier gave credit to Sharp's great works by saying “I think you need to give the credit to the people who persevered and worked on LCDs for 25 years. I don’t spend too much time wringing my hands about it, but I have a lot of satisfaction knowing we had the same vision in the 1960s.” George Harry Heilmeier is an American engineer, a pioneering contributor to displays and is credited with the of LC-Display. Now George may not be able to spend time on this, but this proposer and members of the IEEE History Committee have work to do, trying to mesh these great work together.
2. Plaque Location: No IEEE plaque should be mounted in a private collection or in a company museum behind closed doors that requires the public to make an appointment. Mount the plaque outdoors or in the lobby.
3. The writeup says that Sharp has 'milestones' in their company collection and that the world’s first mini calculator resides somewhere at the British Science Museum in London. All this corporate advertising should be removed from GHN records.