Walt Boyes is down in Houston attending ABB World. He's a great social media guy, but hasn't yet figured out how to blog and Twitter at the same time. (Come on, Walt. Time to work on your multi-tasking skills!) So we're reproducing here Walt's tweets from the opening day.
In Houston for the 2010 edition of ABB's Automation and Power World-- the ABB user group conference. We're producing the electronic show daily for the conference, as we often do. At the same time, I'm trying to get a magazine done a week early so I can go to China...
Thanks to the Icelandic volcano with the incredibly difficult to pronounce name (Eyjafjallajokull, pronounced like this), the normal HART Communication Foundation press conference at Hanover Fair has been cancelled.
Back in the 1970s, the only magnetic flowmeter company that could make flowmeters larger than 36 inches (914 mm) diameter was Ludwig Krohne AG. They private labeled large flowmeter primaries to a lot of companies. Now that's changed. Here's a nice big magmeter!
[img_assist|nid=3381|title=ABB+WETA|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=422|height=320]WETA, the digital imaging powerhouse responsible for the special effects on the "Lord of the Rings" and most other major CGI-enabled flicks over the past fifteen years, runs what is certainly the largest data center in New Zealand, and one of the largest supercomputer data centers in the entire world.