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Clive
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Re: Britney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics
Clive "Max" Maxfield   12/19/2014 10:15:03 AM
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@David: Britney, on the other hand, had hits with Baby one monostable time...

I remember a brilliant advert on TV when that one first came out -- some famous American politician was sitting in a chair watching the video of her singing it on his TV ... and at the end the dog by his side want "Woof" and he said "Down Boy" (one day when I'm older I hope to learn what he meant LOL)

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Re: Britney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics
Clive "Max" Maxfield   12/19/2014 10:08:26 AM
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@seaEE: ...Let's Be Physicists, Physicists!  Or when she sang songs like Hopelessly Devoted to Mu...

We won't see songs like these again (said Max whilst humming "A place where nobody dared to go, The love that we came to know, They call it Xanadu...")

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Re: Britney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics
David Ashton   12/19/2014 1:34:06 AM
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Britney, on the other hand, had hits with
  • Baby one monostable time
  • I'm a slave flip-flop
  • Do somethin' (about the first time she tried to get a LED to flash)
  • Work Bitch (more about the LED...)
  • Someday I will understand (ditto)
  • 3 (when she discovered how many legs a transistor has)
  • Radar (when she had progressed a bit)
  • Overprotected (when she put too-low-voltage Zeners on her power lines

And in answer to your next question, no, I am NOT a big Britney fan, I had to look these up :-)

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Re: Britney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics
seaEE   12/18/2014 10:32:35 PM
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Max said Well! Strike me with a kipper! You could have knocked me over with a fishwife!


I agree it is somewhat astonishing, but looking back on her career, perhaps one should be slightly less surprised.  When she sang hit songs like, Let's Be Physicists, Physicists!  Or when she sang songs like Hopelessly Devoted to Mu, I think it is apparent now that Olivia's physicist roots and scientific bent were showing.


 

@Bob Snyder

I recall a Burr Brown seminar I went to given by Bonnie Baker.  I still have my Burr Brown Applications Seminar Fall 1994 book.  The chapter entitled Isolating Signals and Power Supplies lists Bonnie as the contributing author.

 

 

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BobSnyder   12/18/2014 2:57:03 PM
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Bonnie Baker is an EE who works for TI and formerly worked for Microchip. I have never met her and have no connection with her, apart from being very grateful for the articles that she writes about Analog to Digital converters and related topics. She has deep subject knowledge and a gift for communicating concepts in a way that is easy to grasp. Anyone who has needed this type of information and has discovered her articles and books cannot help but share my admiration of her work. Her contributions to the field have probably influenced more people's assumptions about women than all of the "Women in Tech" articles put together.

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Re: Britney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics
Max The Magnificent   12/18/2014 9:26:16 AM
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@seaEE: Oliva Newton John is the granddaughter of physicist Max Born.

Well! Strike me with a kipper! You could have knocked me over with a fishwife!

seaEE
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Re: Britney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics
seaEE   12/17/2014 11:49:03 PM
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@Max

And Oliva Newton John is the granddaughter of physicist Max Born. 

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Re: Bah humbug
betajet   12/17/2014 8:56:30 PM
Wnderer wrote: I believe the image of engineering in the media is chasing away girls and also boys, who don't want to be seen as geeks, away from engineering.

IMO what's driving USA students away from engineering is outsourcing, H1-B visas, age discrimination, underemployment, and everything they read in Dilbert -- over half of which, alas, is true.   They quite simply see a bleak future in engineering.  While you hear a lot about how important STEM is, the real message to USA students is quite clear: Wall Street is where the money is.

JMO/YMMV

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perl_geek   12/17/2014 7:05:46 PM
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Any discussion of female engineers, especially from India, would be incomplete without a mention of Jayshree Ullal. A most impressive lady, (and nice, to boot).

http://www.arista.com/en/company/management-team

Women are rare in physics, too. In conversation with another student in an acting class, she mentioned that she had a Masters in physics. When I commented on the rarity, she said it had one great advantage; there was never a shortage of washroom space in the breaks between classes.

 

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Re: Bah humbug
Wnderer   12/17/2014 6:26:48 PM
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Maybe my statements were hyperbole, but I stand by them. I believe the image of engineering in the media is chasing away girls and also boys, who don't want to be seen as geeks, away from engineering. That's why so many engineers are foreigners from other cultures that have a different view of who engineers are.

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