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What I Did on My Winter Vacation

Control projects show up in the darndest places. I know because I've been away for 10 days, visiting England. Took a tour of the southeastern part of the country, with stop-offs at Stonehenge (speaking of engineering feats), Salisbury, Jane Austin's house, Canturbury, Dover, Deal, and Portsmouth. I won't bore you with all...

More from the Sausage Factory

Nancy here, sneaking into the blog-posting station again while Walt's not looking.

Magazines, Law and Sausages

The saying goes that if you love law and/or sausages, you should watch neither being made. In my experience, you should add magazines to that list.

Is Anybody Home?

Nancy Bartels here. Somebody just asked me, "What's up with SoundOff!? How come nobody's been posting this week?"  Well, as regular readers know, Walt Boyes does most of the heavy lifting here at SO!, and this week, he's been in Cologne, Germany, giving a speech at the TUV meeting there.

ControlGlobal.com has a new look

Some of you (in fact, I truly hope that all of you) have noticed that www.controlglobal.com has a new look, effective yesterday. We hope you like it. We tried to make it easier to find things, with the detailed drop-down menus from the tabs located at the top of the...

Boyes elected ISA Fellow

I just received the following letter from Kim Miller Dunn, the 2008 ISA President. 6 June 2008 Mr. Walter H. Boyes, Jr. 837 Suncrest Drive Aurora, IL 60506-8830 Dear Walt: Congratulations! Based on the deliberations of the ISA Admissions Committee and approval of the ISA Executive Board, it is my...

Women Drivers on Mars

Walt's resting his fingers after his marathon blogging sessions at WBF, so to fill in the gap, I'm taking over the blog. In between WBF session, Walt send me the following news release from NASA.  March 12, 2008: Little noticed by the general public, February 23 was a special day in...

Another Good Idea -- Maybe

Okay. I'll admit it. I was vain enough to be flattered that somebody from ISA actually thought my idea about using simulation games to interest the young-uns in process automation was a good idea. Thanks. That success tempts me to roll out another idea that's been rattling around in my...

Texas A&M Instrumentation Symposium

This morning, I am giving the keynote address at the 63rd Annual Texas A&M Instrumentation Symposium for the Process Industries. I am honored to be asked to address this venerable and prestigeous gathering. For those of you who won't be attending, and have an interest, I've asked our outstanding Digital...

Re-design!

In honor of our 20th anniversary, and because I couldn't stand it anymore, we've re-designed Control magazine for the first time since 1998. We hope you lik...