By M. Simon, Technical Contributor
A few of the things I'm thankful for this holiday. In quasi random order.
Atoms. Electrons. Protons. Neutrons. Isaac Newton. Michael Faraday. Thomas Edison and his assistant Nikola Tesla. Spencer Tracy, who played Edison in "Edison the Man" - look up what they called Tesla in the movie. George Westinghouse. Lee De Forest Einstein. The quantum mechanics. John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly. John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, & Wiliam Shockley. Uncle Dave Hollander . Hyman G. Rickover. Peter Coyote. Resource One. Ward Christensen and Randy Suess. CACHE Club. Robert Bussard. Sarah Hoyt. Bill Quick. Tom Ligon. Clyde W. Phillips Jr. The First Mate. #1 , #2, and #3 sons. #1 daughter (given in the order they arrived). All the people who have read my work since the first one in Kilobaud '78. My editors at ECN. All the parts suppliers who have been so helpful. Humans of all kinds. My parents. Enough to eat and an interesting life to live. The Maker.
M. Simon's e-mail can be found on the sidebar at Space-Time Productions.
Engineering is the art of making what you want from what you can get at a profit.
November 21, 2012