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. Holt Obit

. Holt Obit

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An appreciation of the life and work of inventor Arthur Holt, who died Friday at age 74. He invented the method used in all VCR's to store information on tape, discovered ways for computers to recognize people's writing, and the "corn popper" - a toy he sold to Fischer-Price for $50. His collegues call him "brilliant" and his wife says he tried to never do anything the same way twice. (3:00) (IN S