January 29, 2016

High School Electronics

"I'd learned enough about circuitry in high school electronics to know how to drive a TV and get it to draw - shapes of characters and things."  -- Steve Wozniak

January 22, 2016

Interested in radio...

"When I was a teenager in the late 30's and early 40's, electronics wasn't a word. You were interested in radio if you were interested in electronics." -- Ken Olsen

January 15, 2016

Jobs on Woz

"I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend's garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computers and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together." -- Steve Jobs

January 8, 2016

Kind of a one-man army...

"I was a kind of a one-man army. I could solder circuits together, I could turn out things on the lathe, I could work with rockets and balloons. I'm a kind of a hybrid between an engineer and a physicist and astronomer." -- James Van Allen

January 1, 2016

Impossible not to feel stirred...

It is impossible not to feel stirred at the thought of the emotions of man at certain historic moments of adventure and discovery—Columbus when he first saw the Western shore, Pizarro when he stared at the Pacific Ocean, Franklin when the electric spark came from the string of his kite, Galileo when he first turned his telescope to the heavens. Such moments are also granted to students in the abstract regions of thought, and high among them must be placed the morning when Descartes lay in bed and invented the method of coordinate geometry.  -- Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead, photo by Richard Carver Wood 1936