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Gerber Technology’s Commitment to Innovation Celebrated by U.S Mint; Gerber Variable Scale Honored on American Innovation $1 Coin

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The United States Mint is honoring Gerber Technology’s dedication to innovation by featuring the Gerber Variable Scale on the American Innovation Coin for Connecticut. The American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series to honor innovation and inventors from each state and U.S territory. The company’s innovative heritage is thanks to their founder, Joseph Gerber, who invented the Gerber Variable Scale in 1945 while a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During his lifetime, Gerber was driven by his passion for innovation, holding over 600 patents and his inventions transformed manufacturing. Today, the company continues to build on the spirit of innovation by partnering with their customers to drive change across the manufacturing sector. As digital transformation becomes critical in the new world, Gerber is committed to being the partner their customers can trust to continue to be successful.

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Techs IPOs celebrated in parking lots, conference rooms amid pandemic

Sumo Logic CEO Ramin Sayar on IPO day

Sumo Logic

There were masked parking lot festivities, Times Square replicas and virtual bell ringings. There were technical glitches and a corporate logo beamed onto San Francisco’s City Hall.

Welcome to the 2020 IPO celebration during the busiest week of the year for tech debuts. Snowflake had the largest software offering ever on Wednesday, and gaming company Unity is already worth half as much as Electronic Arts after its first day on the market. 

Many billions of dollars of wealth were created from those IPOs and others, but the mood was tempered by a raging pandemic that’s killed almost 200,000 Americans, battered wide swaths of the economy, and pushed the tech industry into six months of remote work with no end in sight.

Instead of flying to New York with a few top executives and board members to ring the bell of

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Celebrated Konami Code Also Works For Fisher-Price Game & Learn

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  • The Konami Code that many gamers first discovered in the mid to late-1980s has found yet another application, in a toy for toddlers from Fisher-Price
  • The Fisher-Price Game & Learn looks like a cartoon version of current video game controllers but has a funny reaction when you type in Up. Up. Down. Down. Left. Right. Left. Right. B. A
  • First formulated by Kazuhisa Hashimoto to assist people in games he deemed too difficult, the Konami Code has remained popular in gamer culture

Video gamers who grew up in the 1980s all know what the Konami Code is. Created by programmer Kazuhisa Hashimoto as an Easter egg to help players in games he thought were too difficult, keying in a sequence of buttons in the old Nintendo Family Computer and Nintendo Entertainment System would trigger several more lives in certain video games.

Simply put, keying in Up. Up. Down.

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