Aside from fame and, sometimes, great fortune, stars of the technology world are often rewarded and recognized for their work in fairly standard ways: Through the granting of honorary degrees, the awarding of medals, the granting of memberships in halls of fame, and the inclusion on lists of the most influential people in their field or the world. However, once in a while, these innovators and visionaries are honored in less traditional, sometimes downright odd, ways. But having an asteroid, a street, or a species of fly named in one’s honor might actually turn out, ultimately, to be a longer-lasting way to commemorate a person of great achievement.
Use the arrows above to learn about unusual honors given to ten famous people from the tech world. If know you of other odd ways that tech’s elite, or their work, have been honored over the years, please share in the comments.
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