I must admit that when I first started writing this miniseries, I had no idea how much interest it would stir. In Part 1, we considered some fundamental points like choosing your company and website names; also, getting a professional graphic designer to create your … Read More → "How to Start a Startup (Part 4)"
In my previous column, we noted that a lot of engineers are interested in starting their own company. We began by considering some of the “low hanging fruit” topics like choosing company and website names and getting a professional graphic designer to create your logo and templates for things … Read More → "How to Start a Startup (Part 2)"
“I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.” – David Lee Roth
It’s summertime, and time for a little light reading – of engineering textbooks.
But what if you can’t read? That is, what if you’re blind, dyslexic, or otherwise not able to access printed material the way most … Read More → "A Nontechnical Solution to a Technical Problem"
Recently, a colleague sent me a note on LinkedIn asking about an article I wrote over a decade ago called “Renaissance FAEs” – celebrating field application engineers (FAEs) working for FPGA companies. I went back and read the piece again, and was struck by three things:
First, the article is still just as relevant today as it was over ten years … Read More → "FPGA FAE Redux Paradox"
The United States celebrates Independence Day today. There will be fireworks, brass bands, barbecues, and all of the customary pageantry, flag waving, and folderol. Americans take the day off work, gather in crowded places, and generally make merry mayhem celebrating the birth of our nation. It’s a grand old time.
But, “Independence” is a bit … Read More → "Interdependence Day"
It’s a sad day. Maker Media, Inc. ceased operations this week and laid off all staff. The company published Make: magazine and operated and licensed “Maker Faires” around the world. We have covered the maker movement and Maker Faires for years, even though our audience is professional engineers. We saw value there. Maker Faire was a window into the future of engineering – a place where we could go … Read More → "Staying Too Long at the Faire"