The work place is disjointed and packed with jealousy.
The education system is weak.
People are greedy.
Honestly, it is hard to make it happen in the work place. Trust is the number one factor when it comes to good collaboration. Like Woz and Jobs, they had each other's backs, they were close friends. Without that level of closeness, everyone is on their own, to be honest. Hapless salary people.
On education - a student about to finish his EE degree told me he didn't take a single programming class past intro to Java. That is a growing trend for many in the engineering field. The lack of strong MCU programming classes will be the USA's undoing.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.