As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, Tech & Learning will be compiling a compendium of the most important people in the creation and an advancement of the use of technology in education. Our first 10 honorees will be plucked from the past— the founding fathers and mothers whose inventions, declarations, and theories set the table for where we are today. This doesn’t mean they can’t be influential now or in the future. We’re looking to recognize achievements from 1980 to the present (say 2010). Below is a finalist list.