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July 2013

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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Elena Sherman

My Story: "A Woman Working with Computers?"

By Elena Sherman

In 1952, a nine-year old girl walked into her father's factory to figure out how to program the new "strange beast" that had left the male staff puzzled and stymied. That afternoon, little Elena tamed the early IBM 402, unlocking the first door to a brilliant career in computers and electronics. Was the world ready for a woman technical superstar? She would go on to teach IBM a thing or two about women's place in technology.

Read the story of this technology trailblazer.

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Wire & Cable: A Basic Primer

Wire doesn't nearly get enough respect. Wire is quite literally the backbone of the digital world, yet very few are truly wired into the world of wire. Do you know the difference from one wire option to the next?

Get hooked up with wire options and cable codes.

The Tale of the Monkey Light

MonkeyLight By Dan Goldwater, Founder of MonkeyLectric

Like many tales of innovation, this one starts with a tinkerer who just wanted to create something fun. As soon as Dan Goldwater perfected a "persistence-of-vision" effect for the wheels of his bike, people began stopping him to ask, "Where can I buy one?" Dan realized the product potential, yet he faced technical challenges in ruggedizing the electronics to withstand extreme conditions.

The garage prototype faces real world modification challenges.

Recognizing and Encouraging Good Ideas

Good Ideas By Gerard Fonte

For every new product idea that catapults a company to market leadership, there is another that drags a company down. Determining which ideas go to R&D and which end up in the trash is a critical business process. Author Gerard Fonte offers best practices for managing the idea process, so engineers and managers could determine whether an idea is the next Pet Rock, or just another rock.

Separating the good ideas from the not-so-good ideas