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Post by Lenp » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:01 pm

Great sorrow....
I have spoken with Bob and read his diatribes for years.
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Post by MrAl » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:02 pm

Hi,

Wow, i almost cant believe that. He did some very good articles for National Semi. When you read them you always learned something.
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Post by Robert Reed » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:15 pm

Bob Pease And Jim Williams both gone within a week of each other. What a great loss to the analog electronics world!

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Post by jwax » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:11 am

Tragic. Double tragic. His writings and sketches educated and entertained most of us for decades.
Damn.

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Post by Robert Reed » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:40 pm

For any one interested, EDN Magazines website is running a series of articles on these guys. Jim williams is in the lead as of now, but I expect a follow up with Bob Pease articles shortly. Very interesting reading, especially for analog lovers.

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Post by Dean Huster » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:29 pm

It seems odd that a guy who wrote a book on how to drive out of accidents would have a one-car accident whlie not wearing a seatbelt. Bob was "all ate up" with his VW bugs and their ability to pass California emissions checks with no problem, always keeping the engine tweaked up for that. I wonder if he ignored things like steering gear linkages that get a little problematic on cars pushing 500,000 miles as his apparently do. The original bugs weren't well known for their ability to win against a head-on with a tree.
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Post by Robert Reed » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:42 pm

Or it could have been he was very distraught by his life long friends passing. He had just left a memoriam for Jim Williams and maybe didn't have all his thoughts on the road at that time. I've been in those hills and tho the elevations are not all that high, the roads are steep and winding.

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Post by Dean Huster » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:10 pm

Regardless, as cantankerous as he was (boy, am I one to talk!), he was a fantastic engineer, had a lot of great ideas and designs, good insight and was a great influence on National Semiconductor and the analog electronics industry as a whole. He will be missed.
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Post by haklesup » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:52 pm

I wonder if he ignored things like steering gear linkages that get a little problematic on cars pushing 500,000 miles as his apparently do.
Mercury News speculated it may have been a stroke or heart attack of his own. In any case, someone up there must have needed to staff up for a big analog project. Perhaps we shall see an upgrade to the northern lights. It was a week before the story broke, I doubt we shall know the cause.

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Post by Bob Scott » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:19 am

Robert Reed wrote:Bob Pease And Jim Williams both gone within a week of each other. What a great loss to the analog electronics world!
I just found out that Tony Van Roon of "Tony's Website!" also died recently, Feb 14, 2011.

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