A few of the things I'm thankful for this holiday. In quasi random order.
Thomas Edison and his assistant Nikola Tesla.
Spencer Tracy, who played Edison in "Edison the Man" - look up what they called Tesla in the movie.
Lee De Forest Einstein.
The quantum mechanics.
John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly.
John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, & Wiliam Shockley.
Uncle Dave Hollander .
Hyman G. Rickover.
Ward Christensen and Randy Suess.
Clyde W. Phillips Jr.
The First Mate.
#1 , #2, and #3 sons. #1 daughter (given in the order they arrived).
All the people who have read my work since the first one in Kilobaud '78.
My editors at ECN.
All the parts suppliers who have been so helpful.
Humans of all kinds.
Enough to eat and an interesting life to live.
M. Simon's e-mail can be found on the sidebar at Space-Time Productions.
Engineering is the art of making what you want from what you can get at a profit.