I promoted this from a comment on my post earlier about kids not wanting to go into manufacturing.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not dissing Rockwell Automation here. It's just that when we're in the middle of producing show dailies at events such as Automation Fair, we get pretty focused. So I'm taking a break here to see what's happening in the rest of the world.
Here's a very important and gratifying announcement from the University of Kansas by way of ISA:
Folks keep asking me why I spend time (maybe too much time) on Twitter. Isn't it just another techno-toy for kids? Well, no. Some day I'll write a long blog post about the fascinating evolving uses of communicating in 140-character segments, but for now, I'll settle for sharing something...
Friends, based on the questions I get, and some of the posts I see on the various automation websites and email discussion lists and web forums, reading a piping and instrumentation diagram is becoming a lost art.
This email from the HART Foundation just popped up in my inbox.
Trolling in the Web waters this morning between bouts of proofing the June issue of Control and have found some goodies to share.
Invensys endows Chair in Information Technologies in Kazakhstan. Here's the release:
This story is up at U.S. News & World Report. I gotta get me one of these.
Christel Henke, a publicist for the American Society for Quality, sent me this thought-provoking and quite honestly frightening note: