Mr. John Henry Thompson

Mr. John Henry Thompson developed the Lingo scripting language and hundreds of online video games.

Degree(s): Computer Science

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Undergraduate Institution: MIT

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Photo Credit: Famous Black Inventors

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Mr. John Henry Thompson combined his passion for computer science and visual arts to build a successful career that included serving as Chief Scientist for Macromedia. While there, he developed the Lingo scripting language (the primary programming language of Adobe Shockwave) as well as hundreds of online games.

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