Friday, September 25, 2015

Re-inventing myself

Several times during my lifetime, things radically changed for me. Then, I had to reinvent myself in order to proceed forward in a positive way.

The last time that I experienced a radical change, was when I had a heart failure while driving at the wheel of MsTioga [my RV]. You may recall that MsTioga was destroyed completely when that heart failure caused me to become unconscious. My RV plunged off Interstate #5 on to a farmer's field. Within a few days after MsTioga's destruction, I had open heart surgery in order to replace my heart's aorta valve. Also, to replace a section of blocked artery feeding my heart.

Then came a two-week recovery time which I spent in a hotel room in Bakersfield. Nobody came forward to help me. I did not actually believe that I needed somebody to help me at that time. So, I did not seek that support from either relatives or friends. Also, I believed that I had to spend that initial recovery period in Bakersfield, near the doctors who were serving me.

Before I realized that I needed a convalescent period following my recovery time, my friends John and Mimi offered a place for me to stay inside their large RV. I stayed there for about a month. Then moved into the active senior apartment house where I am located now.

Reinventing my life
Now I had to face the reality that my RVing life had come to an end. What would become of my life? What would I be doing with my time?

I knew from times gone by, that if had patience and let things develop, the new direction for my life would eventually make itself known. And that is exactly what happened!

I love reading the history of people. For example, researching about people who acted in films that I watched. I found interviews of these people that were stored on the internet. Sometimes my research would turn up interviews that were video recordings. Some of these recordings happened many years ago! I loved that!

Geniuses of the electronic age:
Bill Gates
The story of the dawning of the electronic age is a miraculous tale. Well covered are the stories of people like Bill Gates who foresaw the need for an operating system for the yet to be sold IBM PC. Gates offered to sell that operating system software to IBM BEFORE he knew that this operating system had already been developed. Somehow Gates had the ability to peek thru into the future to see not only what would be needed, but also to have confidence that such an operating system would be found! Wow!

Bob Noyce
Bob Noyce is another example of a genius of the electronic age. Noyce was one of the only scientists who first understood the nature of the transistor and how that transistor would lead to the creation of "the chip" [an integrated circuit].

How did Noyce understand that?

The fascinating thing about my research into the mind of people like Bob Noyce, is that people who knew Bob Noyce when he was alive have been interviewed to tell their story.  And, that story is on the internet for me to read.

The Charlie Sporck interview
Just this morning I stumbled across an interview with Charlie Sporck who was there at the beginning just after Fairchild Semiconductor was born. Sporck went on to become the head of National Semiconductor.

When I find an interview such as this one, to me it is like finding a nugget of "electronic gold". Charlie Sporck knew Bob Noyce personally. In this interview, Sporck gives us insight into the mind of the fabulous Bob Noyce!

Click [here] to read the Charlie Sporck interview.


4 comments:

  1. Yes, George. Those of us who have followed you through the years well know the difficulties you have had to overcome, and been amazed at how well you have succeeded in keeping on going with a positive attitude. Believe me, you are an inspiration. Sometimes I encounter obstacles in my road. That word I learned from you many years ago always helps me out. The word "perspective". Wonderful that you have found a new interest to keep your mind active and upbeat! Thank you, George.

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  2. Poisoning the Human Race - "David Keith" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIvoLeK_d4E&feature=youtu.be "9/26/15 Chem Attack - SoCal."

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  3. Hi George always glad to see you post. We are finally getting settled here in Vegas. Big change from Indiana.

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  4. Thanks for the update. I just got back from a road trip out west in my SUV. I saw a Tioga rv along the way and thought about you. Glad to see you have found other interest. My mom used to enjoy watching tv. She watched a lot of travel shows and felt like she had seen the world. There are many ways to keep your mind stimulated and active. Best of luck to you!

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