Sound Off! Editors' Blog
There was a fascinating article in Medical Design Briefs on Monday about advances in the control of prostheses by amputees' thoughts. Here's part of the article:
There is no doubt that Prince William and Duchess Kate's son will be a well educated child. Who knows, he might take after his father and uncle and join the military, he might decide to go into politics, history or the Arts, but if for some reason he decides to...
Chuck Micallef sent me a photo of the present that the HART Communication Foundation gave to retiring Executive Director Ron Helson. Helson was a tireless and indefatigable missionary for HART, and it is likely that his strong advocacy had a great deal to do with HART not withering away in...
But, Elon, you say, it already does. Not so fast. What about getting from New York to LA in 45 minutes? Or to China in two hours? Not so bad? What about putting yourself in a vacuum tube traveling at up to 4000 mph to get it done? Hm-m-m-m.
On this morning's analyst call, GE CEO Jeffery Immelt said that he felt that acquiring Invensys did not fit GE's acquisition profile. That fits with the fact that GE kicked the tires very thoroughly several years ago, and decided not to proceed then. Emerson backed off of talks earlier this year.
The incisive mind of Joe Kaulfersch strikes again:
Don't you love that feeling when you put your hands in your pocket and to your surprise you find dollar bills tucked away that you didn't know you had? Well, this column aims to give you that feeling about www.ControlGlobal.com.
You don't always think of control and automation and the Apple Macintosh in the same sentence, but in reality the Mac was the first PC used for control, back in the stone age when National Instruments first wrote Labview.
John Donohoe, CEO of eBay, has a thought provoking post on LinkedIn this morning...he says that he has found that he needs to step away from the chaos of everyday business and take a thinking day at least once every three months.
This is a little off topic for a process automation focused blog, but yanno, I never promised to be consistent. I was reading the ABB house organ this morning...that's the magazine (with excellent production values, by the way) that they send to all their employees and to other selected recipients...