John Thompson

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Which black inventor developed Lingo programming?

John Thompson

African American inventor John Thompson created the scripting language Lingo while working as a chief scientist for Macromedia™.

Lingo is a scripting language that helps render visuals in computer programs like Macromedia™ Director. Additionally, Lingo has also been used to create flash and shockwave programs that are now prevalent in video games, Web design, animation and graphics.

   

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