ReedPhillips founded KSC with the intention of offering products and services in the emerging KnowledgeEngineering market. Reed soon found the Smalltalk market to be emerging much more rapidly, probably due to the boundless energy of SamAdams, an early member of the KSC team.
Other contributions, acheivements and inventions include...
To learn more about KSC, see http://www.ksc.com
Tom, you're misunderstanding this section (Which Ward wrote!) WardAndKent did invent CRC cards. However, Sam popularized their use and introduced them to a wider audience with a multitude of CRC talks at many, many conferences.
Got it, now. I thought I had fallen into a universe where Ward and Sam worked for IBM and KSC invented CRC (also where Elvis was dead).
But.. Elvis is dead. He died during the "harmonic convergence" so that he could be reincarnated as Quetzalcoatl. Watch the old B sci-fi movie 'Q' backwards for details.