The thing that may be most striking about the five Visionaries chosen for the Technology & Logistics section is that, for the most part, they were not technologists by training or by background. Only Jack Strubbe, "Father of the UPC," had any real technical background as an engineering major in college, but even he went on to law school and became a patent attorney. Thomas Parkinson, founder of online grocery pioneer Peapod, was an art major in college. The others can be described as ...

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