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2:33 am
May 2, 2003
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What The Internet Isn't

In America, if something is important, it is often mistaken for having an extraordinary economic value. The Internet is one of the most important communication and productivity tools since Gutenberg invented the printing press. It allows the democratization of information by providing it to everyone, everywhere, at the same time, at almost no cost. No […]


9:55 pm
May 1, 2003
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Creating Reliable Electrical Connections

Cleaning, filing, and abrading surfaces are among the options. One of the important ingredients for making and keeping a reliable electrical connection is clean contact surfaces. The other important ingredient—force—was covered in “The Trouble with Torque in Electrical Connections.” RESISTANCE VS. FORCE Fig. 1. Contact theory says that contact points are actually cold welds. If […]


7:15 pm
May 1, 2003
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Are You the Entrepreneur to Lead Innovative Solutions?

Today, most maintenance organizations lack entrepreneurship. What do I mean by this bold statement? Looking at the rate at which organizations adopt new technology, we see a wave-like pattern of personalities: 1. Leaders: a few innovators and visionaries who are early adopters 2. Followers: a considerable number of pragmatists who are the majority adopters 3. […]


7:03 pm
May 1, 2003
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Familiarity Breeds Content

People who really need information are more likely to seek it from other people—especially people they know. That is what University of Washington researchers discovered when they tracked a group of engineers to find how they obtained information vital to their work. The engineers usually chose human sources over written ones and were three times […]