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July 07, 2012

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Jerry

When I was an undergraduate in physics (1957-1962) many of my textbooks included photos, along with brief biographies, of the men responsible for what I was studying. It inspired a lifelong interest in their lives. I hope that's still being done.

Steve

I agree completely that the lives of the great engineers and scientists should be studied as part of any engineering undergraduate course. Sadly in my case this did not happen although I have since read books on some of the main players in the field of electronics. The rivalry between Tesla and Edison was particularly interesting. How sad that a brilliant man like Tesla is practically unknown outside the field of electronics.

Daniel

I can't agree more. I have learned a lot by studying the successes (and failures) of not only early pioneers in electricity, but more recent entrepreneurs (founders of Sun, Intel, Apple, etc.).
Someone needs to develop a class or at least write a book. And when they do, please let me know!

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