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Technology, people, process, strategy.

May 20, 2022

Gary discusses 20 years of trying on headsets for manufacturing applications. Is the Metaverse finally upon us? Probably not.


May 6, 2022

Perhaps if President Nixon had read 500 books rather than watching 500 movies during his time in office... What happened to all the free time we were supposed to get from increased productivity? Oliver Burkeman discusses time management in Four Thousand Weeks. And no, it's not a new system. Plus Karels and Miller wrote...


Apr 18, 2022

There was Internet of Things, IoT, then Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT, and companies formed groups to build product and exploit the area. Then they went away. What happened? What's new? Taking a look at data orchestration and data ops.


Apr 8, 2022

Gary discusses how to answer why spend the money, how we learned to build safety into machines and processes, and how we'll learn to do the same with cybersecurity.


Mar 13, 2022

Gary recaps the recent ODVA annual general meeting. Keynoter Paul Maurath of P&G corporate engineering discussed laboratory testing of EtherNet/IP with APL. He asked for more configuration and device description help. ODVA tech group engineers have been very busy with OPC UA mapping, TSN, and CIP for discrete...