Meet Silicon Valley's New Screen Hopeful

Charles "Capp" Spindt is living proof that if you build a better mousetrap, the world may not beat a path to your door. For 30 years, the scientist at SRI International has been developing an innovative technology for fashioning flat television and computer screens. Flat panels are a cornerstone for future technologies, but Spindt couldn't raise the money to build a prototype. "Until Mickey Mouse is running across the screen in full color, we can't sell the idea," he says.

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