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Big chicken
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re: RIP Stanford R. Ovshinsky
Big chicken   10/24/2012 8:00:33 PM
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I can also recall interviewing Ovshinsky back in the mid 1970s when I worked for IEEE Spectrum Magazine as a technical editor. I subsequently wrote an article for the magazine on his work in Ovonics and it received a lot of reader interest. The fact that he had no formal college education comes as a surprise to me since he struck me as a very intelligent person who knew his physics and sciences. Many other industry technical figures I interviewed for this artice (including Gordon Moore)thought highly of him Roger Allan Contributing Editor Electronic Design Magazine Energy, Efficiency & Technology (EE&T) Magazine Power Electronics Technology Magazine (732) 603-8478 office (908) 208-8692 mobile rsallan@optonline.net May he rest in peace.

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BrianBailey   10/24/2012 2:23:43 PM
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I can imagine that, and yet he was a man of great character who pushed on regardless - probably because he knew and believed in himself.

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trigoli940   10/24/2012 12:02:56 PM
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I can recall interviewing Ovshinsky some 40 years ago when I was west coast editor for EDN Magazine. At that time and several years to follow, his amorphous Ovonics technology was viewed with great skepticism, I think part due to his drive to promote his company's stock and part due to his lack of credentials. No doubt his legacy will remind us that college degrees are not a pre-requisite to become a genius.

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resistion   10/20/2012 8:15:06 AM
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Think again when applying for your kid's college loan.

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Michael Dunn   10/20/2012 12:10:06 AM
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Ovshinsky and Ovonics were in my lexicon, but I didn't realize the breadth of his contributions. Thanks for your note. If only a lack of education could put me in his and Jim Williams' league :-o



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