Who Was Harold Black?

Posted on Wed 03 September 2014 in tech • Tagged with embedded

A little over a hundred years ago, some bright people thought it might be really useful for someone in New York to talk to someone in San Fransisco by telephone. They eventually succeeded in completing the first voice test of the system in 1914, and the first "official" transcontinental long …

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Bob Pease Killed in Car Crash

Posted on Wed 20 July 2011 in tech • Tagged with embedded

Analog engineering legend Bob Pease killed in car crash

As a university student I took a job in an electronics lab while studying mechanical engineering. I guess the job required that you could solder and do a little metalworking, so I qualified on the latter and learned the former. In …

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On Jean Labrosse's Coding Style

Posted on Fri 03 June 2011 in tech • Tagged with c/c++, embedded

The words or the language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The psychical entities which seem to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear images which can be 'voluntarily' reproduced and combined …

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