Jeff Keyzer (@mightyohm) posted this up on Twitter and I had to share it here, because it’s really quite wonderful. Filmed at the Computer History Museum, which is currently featuring Williams’ desk as an exhibit, it’s a great testament to a guy who really lived and breathed analog electronics.
The above video is 80 minutes long — analog is a long game, after all — but for a nice summary, you can also watch the 8-minute exhibit video here.
BONUS: Still want more JW? Check out this great video ‘app note’ about minimizing switcher ripple in linear regulators. My favorite part is right after the 3’45” mark — what a difference 1.5″ of coax can make!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did — happy Friday!
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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Jim was one of my early role models during my career. I was fortunate to talk to him once while working at A.T.&T. many years ago…a great guy and a real hands on engineer willing to go the extra mile to help others….R.I.P. Jim….