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Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby Duckman » 17 Feb 2016, 04:35

Shame on me, 'cause I recently learned about this guy... Respect

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Re: Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 17 Feb 2016, 19:13

What I like about Linear is how they give this guy the credits he deserves instead of a "corporate" vision that he only cost money and never cleaned his desk. It shows that Linear understands where their income comes from.

Personally I keep Harald Bode as number one on my heroes list.
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Re: Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby Duckman » 17 Feb 2016, 23:34

Dirk_Hendrik wrote:Personally I keep Harald Bode as number one on my heroes list.

Those guys... so much cleverness out there... too much to learn every day and I'm still amazed :thumbsup
I'm not wishing for eternal life, but... how about 300 years or so (in relatively good shape) just to learn some more? :wink:
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Re: Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby ppluis0 » 18 Feb 2016, 21:54

Another "mad scientist" that deserve to be mentioned is Bob Pease 8)


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Re: Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby Duckman » 19 Feb 2016, 06:34

Looks like all of them have a unique sense of humor, which already is a notable talent per se... great people, indeed.
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Re: Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby Jarno » 19 Feb 2016, 10:13

This guy is also a fan: Reading Jim Williams blog

He lined up the best of the stuff Jim wrote.
"It crackles....., but that's ok"
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Re: Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby Duckman » 19 Feb 2016, 18:24

Jarno wrote:This guy is also a fan: Reading Jim Williams blog

He lined up the best of the stuff Jim wrote.

Bookmarked too... I think I'll rise my mark to 400 years :lol:
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Re: Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby george giblet » 02 Apr 2016, 07:31

I've read Jim's stuff for the last 35 years to so.

He seems like a hands on sort of a guy. I like how he doesn't try to show how smart he is with a final complicated circuit. The leads you through the evolution process.

I also liked is cartoons in the LT applications notes. Google

jim williams cartoons linear

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Re: Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby R.G. » 02 Apr 2016, 15:04

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Re: Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby grrrunge » 03 Apr 2016, 01:27

R.G. wrote:Bob Widlar.

Period.
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Re: Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby tube-exorcist » 03 Apr 2016, 02:06

"I've noticed there's an inverse relationship between cost of gear and talent. If you need the most expensive gear to get decent tones, then you suck as a player."
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Re: Jim Williams: My New Hero

Postby george giblet » 04 Apr 2016, 11:51

The truth is the body of knowledge we have today comes from thousands of people dedicating their lives to a particular subject. The list of subjects is in the thousands, just look at IEEE and other journals. Grover and Rosa spend a good part of their lives just dealing with winding coils!
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