Scantron Inventor Michael Sokolski Dies at 85: Twitter Reaction
Scantron Inventor Michael Sokolski Revolutionized the Classroom
Michael Sokolski wasn't just a decorated Polish war hero. He also invented the system by which you took the SAT. Sokolski passed away on June 13, 2012 due to congestive heart failure. News of Michael Sokolski's death was slow to reach the media, since he was not a household name. However, you know his work.
After studying in Italy and Sweden, Sokolski emigrated to the United States. Michael Sokolski invented Scantron in 1972. That system (along with a few trusty #2 pencils) revolutionized standardized multiple-choice testing. Because of him, you made sure that each bubble was filled in completely.
You can see the Twitter reactions to Michael Sokolski's death below.