Published Oct. 15, 2012
By Josh Peterson, KVEW TV
The man who invented the Compact Disc comes to Pasco today to tell college students they can change the world if they work hard enough.
James Russell spoke to students at Columbia Basin College this afternoon.
He began developing the CD in 1965, because he was frustrated with his vinyl records wearing out.
After a few years of research and tests, Russell developed a way to use light to digitize audio and video.
Russell says anybody can be a great inventor - it all starts with an idea.
"I hope that some of the students will take it on themselves, the realization that yes, it may be possible for them to do something that can make a significant change. Or at least, start a new industry" said Russell.
Russell was born in Bremerton, Washington.
He worked for Batelle in Richland when he developed the Compact Disc.
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