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Glen Brisebois
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Glen Brisebois   6/15/2011 9:27:57 PM
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One of the things that made Jim's articles such a pleasure to read was his vocabulary. A long time wasn't just a "long time", it was "protracted". When he reviewed an article for me back in 2005, he called my attitude towards skin oils "cavalier". (I changed that section.) Such examples of vocabularic wonder abound (see, I can't fake his style). Goodbye Jim, and Godspeed.

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bvgirish   6/15/2011 5:17:33 PM
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Eric, What an insight coming from one great person about another. You will be missed Jim. Girish

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BicycleBill   6/15/2011 3:57:12 PM
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Re the photo: that is NOT a staged, art-director's concept of what an engineer's workbench SHOULD look like--that is what it DID look like--I saw it many times.

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AEdesign   6/15/2011 3:29:10 PM
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I couldn't stand it. I had to set the picture of his workbench as my wallpaper background. I didn't know him but he has vindicated my less than pristine workbench. After reading all the comments I sure wish I could have talked with him just once. LC/AE

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Mongo647   6/15/2011 2:43:48 PM
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I had been rereading LTC app notes lately where Jim was at least one author, and evidence of his wit is obvious - examples from LTC AN 86 Note 5: "One wonders what Lord Kelvin's response would be to the digitization of (Kelvin Varly dividers) his progeny. Such uncertainties are the residue of progress." Note 8: "Establishing and maintaining confidence in a 1ppm linearity measurement is uncomfortably close to the state of the art..." The man was not shy about using a footnote or appendix if it was needed. I was educated and entertained by this man and his gracious contributions to not merely his employer's documentation, but the state of the art. Thank you Jim.

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sreaves22645   6/15/2011 1:05:07 PM
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I met and conversed with Jim on many occasions. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met and certainly top shelf as a designer and fan of "Beaverton Hardware". I think he knew more about the Tek 547A and how to use it better than any other engineer I have ever met. I will remember him always. Sam Reaves W3OHM

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John L.   6/15/2011 12:34:01 PM
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I first met Jim in the late 60's at MIT's building 20. I was wondering the halls and banged into Jim and we have been friends every since. I spend many hours in the lab in building 20 and learned from one of the best. He was a great friend and mentor and he will be truly missed.

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audiopip   6/15/2011 12:13:40 PM
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Very sorry to hear this news. Although we never met I felt like I knew him through the often humourous, well written and interesting application notes he authored. RIP Jim.

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tarikh   6/15/2011 10:39:47 AM
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I've been a fan for decades and Loved the things you've done over the years. We'll miss you, Jim. Tarik

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RobTheNob   6/15/2011 9:13:28 AM
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An inspiration. I learned an immense amount from Jim's app notes and articles. The methodologies I absorbed in the process have helped me through any number of difficult design challanges. I never knew Jim but there were times that he almost seemed to be looking over my shoulder. I did see him many years ago at an LTC seminar in the UK. His 30 minute presentation + Q & A were, if you will excuse me, electrifying. I hope you are still at the controls of a big DSO in the sky Jim. Farewell

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