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TANAKASAN
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« on: June 21, 2013, 03:39:41 AM »

It's been two years since Bob Pease of National Semiconductor died and a friend just sent me this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkMy6oEzif4

If your XYL ever complains about an untidy shack then just show her this video  Grin

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G0VKT
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 04:55:04 AM »

Personally I believe that an overly tidy desk implies a disturbed mind.
But it is possible to go too far the other way Grin

Paul.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 05:13:59 AM »

When we had a 'clean desk' policy introduced, I was not popular with management (but then, I rarely was) for putting up a sign saying 'Empty desk - empty mind'. But his desk was somewhat worse than mine.....not much.

I only met Bob a couple of times - the last was when I was invited to dinner at G4CLF's house and Bob was there too. A great guy. So we had National Semiconductors, Analog Devices and GEC-Plessey Semiconductors applications people together that night.
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KE3WD
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 06:08:16 AM »

My kinda work environment. 

Personal.

I bet he knew where *everything* was, too.


and that his work flow was downright effiecient - but only for him.  a one man shop situation.


And secure.  When theives break in, they take one look and scoot.  Too much work for a thief.



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K8AXW
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 08:26:49 AM »

I've never understood how'n the hell anyone can work in that environment!  It's going to take the rest of the day to get those scenes out of my mind.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 10:08:38 AM »

I've never understood how'n the hell anyone can work in that environment!  It's going to take the rest of the day to get those scenes out of my mind.
I must agree...  I am now looking for some virtual soap to wash out my mind.  There are just some things you can't unsee...
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 10:50:43 AM »

A WONDERFUL place.   


I'll take it.


Um, yer leavin' the refrigerator on the porch for me, right?



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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013, 12:10:55 PM »

A WONDERFUL place.   


I'll take it.


Um, yer leavin' the refrigerator on the porch for me, right?



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No...  It's right behind the 1974 dodge, (the one without the engine in it, the one with the engine is for sale), and to the left...
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 06:58:03 AM »

Kinda homey looking,reminds me of Paula Dean comfort food.
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TANAKASAN
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 08:43:15 AM »

It's mentioned somewhere in one of the stories but Sherlock Holmes' study at 221B Baker Street was supposed to be in a similar state. The great man used to index files by the thickness of dust on the cover but one morning Mrs Hudson went around with her feather duster and after that he could never find anything.

History repeating itself?

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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 12:58:31 PM »

Some people are just slobs plain and simple.
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2013, 01:30:39 PM »

Some people are just slobs plain and simple.

YEP!

And we are happy.
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2013, 02:47:06 PM »

Back when I was in college, music school then up in Boston, my roomate and I came home to our rather run down apartment to find the door lock kicked in. 

Oh no, our instruments were in there, his violin was worth quite a lot, my trumpets were worth less than the one violin was, but still a considerable sum. 

Apparently whoever kicked in the door to rob us took one look at the front room with the stacked beer cans, magazines everywhere, the broken couch and chair in front of the TV with no back on it -- and simply turned around and left. 

All instruments were still there in our bedrooms, along with everything else. 

Sometimes an untidy mess can represent SECURITY.


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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2013, 07:21:50 PM »

WD:  It couldn't have been too bad or the burglar would have come back to donate something!
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2013, 10:16:22 PM »

Einstein's desk (and smoking pipe) on the day he died in 1955:
http://life.time.com/history/the-day-albert-einstein-died-photos-from-princeton-april-18-1955/#1
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