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Don Scansen
10/28/2010 09:48 PM EDT

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Don Scansen   11/3/2010 3:43:45 AM
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Mike, I was MIA for sure. Thanks for your positive comment. Don

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Don Scansen   11/3/2010 3:42:10 AM
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Thanks Dave. By the way, I guess that's why I can't play chess.

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phoenixdave   11/2/2010 1:15:09 AM
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....four steps ahead and your a chess player. Look forward to your stories Don... Dave

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Don Scansen   11/2/2010 1:01:48 AM
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Rene, Thank you for sharing your story. As for the question about small companies, I just don't know. With superlatives used so recklessly, it is difficult not to follow the crowd. It seems we lose a few terms that once were reserved for special circumstances with each generation. My children have been told at many school assemblies that they are all heroes.

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Don Scansen   11/2/2010 12:52:25 AM
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That makes me wonder what the visionaries are leaving in their wake.

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old account Frank Eory   11/1/2010 11:30:18 PM
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...three steps ahead and you're a visionary!

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ReneCardenas   11/1/2010 9:52:38 PM
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Don, your brief intro to this column, struck a cord with me since it reminds me of a pair of individuals (that at the time I followed blindly): A CEO and boss, which pushed wishful thinking to an extreme while attempting to sell their vision of fiber optics for instrumentation. I still recall very clearly been a young engineer and these gentlemen, attempting to sell “vaporware“ as a remedy to detect breast cancer, in addition to basic industrial sensors. I realize that over selling any product is a common practice, but to tie into human tragedy and alleging cure for poorly understood diseases or illnesses is like selling snake oil in my eyes. My question is: What is the alternative for small companies?

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Cowan LRA Model   11/1/2010 9:13:45 PM
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Hi Don - "welcome back!" You have been MIA for a while from your "old life" (that is, as semiconDr blogger). Looking forward to reading / sharing your "new life" writings. Mike C.

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Don Scansen   11/1/2010 1:33:56 PM
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Thanks Mark. That's a great quote from your mentor.

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Mark Wehrmeister   10/29/2010 9:51:29 PM
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Welcome to eeTimes.com. You are off to a great start with this first post and I too like that martyr quote. It reminded me of something a mentor of mine once said after building a prototype of a new revolutionary product, "The worst thing that could happen to me now is to have a lot of people want to buy this product". The market wasn't ready yet, but more importantly, neither was his manufacturing capability.

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