Dolby (left) being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 2004
|Born||Ray Milton Dolby
January 18, 1933
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Died||September 12, 2013
San Francisco, California, U.S.
San Jose State University 1951â€“1952, 1955
|Spouse(s)||Dagmar BÃ¤umert (m. 1966)|
|Discipline||Electrical engineering, physics|
|Significant design||Surround sound|
National Medal of Technology (1997)
|Years of service||early 1950s|
Inventing is a skill that some people have and some people don't. But you can learn how to invent.
I think a lot of developments start with the desire of the developer to get what he really wants so that he can use it. It's not just the technical fascination or the business opportunity.