Moore's Law is an empirical observation that simply states: "The number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years". This empirical law is named after Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel Corporation, who described the trend in his 1965 paper. (From Wikipedia) Moore's law means, from a electronic chip perspective, that a good deal of electronic hardware is rendered nearly obsolete every two years. … [Read more...] about Does Moore’s Law Apply To Your Career?
Fully Integrated Tech Professional
Why be a Technologist? ”What made you choose to be a technical professional?” Good evening! Do you believe in accidents? Do you believe in choice? When you go to an ice cream store, (assuming you like a particular ice cream) do you always select the same flavor? Do you really select that “favorite ice cream (or food) or does it select you? Does your physiology begin the cascade of chemicals as soon as you see that favorite flavor and … [Read more...] about #20 Why Are You A Technologist?
Communication Good evening! Today I conducted a training class at a customer site. The topic focused on being a technical individual contributor and a technical manager at the same time. This is typically what happens when a technical person is promoted to management of a small team or a small project. In most cases a technical person is simultaneously a part-time technical individual contributor and a part-time technical manager. During … [Read more...] about #9 Your Only Tool Is…
Are you using all your skills at work? Most technical professionals aren’t. Hello, I want to introduce you to what is probably a new concept for you. The name of the concept is, “The Fully Integrated Technical Professional©”. I’ll explain what that means in this blog. You go to college to learn your trade. You learn how to be an “individual contributor”, a technical professional who can solve specific technical problems. That’s all well … [Read more...] about #2 Using Your Skills?
My Introductory Blog Who is this guy? Good morning, You’re probably wondering… who am I and why do I have this blog? The answers to those two questions are very important to me as they are to you. To the first: I’m an engineer, a scientist, and a business person and entrepreneur. I have degrees in each area: a BS in aeronautical engineering; an MS in geophysics; and an MBA. I've done international training, I'm an author, and I'm an … [Read more...] about #1 My First Blog