Report from Columbus

Part of our new approach is to include all the paperwork plus the class CD in the handout.  I was afraid that not trading CDs for Course Evaluations at the end of the day would reduce the number of evaluations that we got back.  My fear is now assuaged.  We got a lot of feedback…

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PROFIBUS Book Review

I once blogged with tongue in cheek that not only did we have more installed nodes of PROFIBUS than any of the other fieldbuses, but that we had more books, too.  Now we have one more and it’s a doozey.  The principal author is James Powell.  You may recall James from earlier posts.  [I always…

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Web 3.0

Sparked by a blog post and an article in Computer magazine, I had to think about Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0.  There’s an easy comparison or two between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 at the Vovici blog.  The Web 3.0 article was in Computer magazine, “Web 3.0 Emerging.”  (The article has to be purchased unless…

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Asset Management Convergence

Two diverse newsletters recently converged in my email inbox to make me think about asset management. The first one was an e-newsletter from Chemical Processing magazine.  (I’m not sure how I got on their mailing list, but once in a while I see something germane to PROFIBUS and PROFINET.) “The Asset Management Benchmark Report: Moving…

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Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

I love graphs.   Clicking on an article in a recent email newsletter brought me to “The Wireless Hype in Process Automation” by Dieter Schaudel at ControlGlobal.com.  The wireless part hooked me, but the graph of the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies really grabbed me.  It takes us from the Technology Trigger over the Peak…

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