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OT: Men and Volts book
Message #1 Posted by Pavneet Arora on 6 Oct 2010, 2:08 p.m.

During HHC 2010, John Cadick and Jeff Bronfeld regaled us with stories of some great people at General Electric during its early years, Charles Proteus Steinmetz chief among them.

John also mentioned the book ``Men and Volts'', which I have discovered is part of the American Libraries collection and is available in several formats at:

http://www.archive.org/details/menandvoltsstory00hammrich

For those who, like me, are enamored with the history of technologies and the personalities who shape it might be interested in giving this a look.

Thanks John!

Best wishes.

      
Re: OT: Men and Volts book
Message #2 Posted by Karl Schneider on 7 Oct 2010, 1:46 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Pavneet Arora

Hello, Pavneet --

Thank you for the link to "Men and Volts". I read through a number of pages; very good book.

I met John and Jeff at HHC 2007 in San Diego.

In the 1990's, I read a fairly long book about Steinmetz published in 1932, nine years after his death.

-- KS

            
Re: OT: Men and Volts book
Message #3 Posted by Pavneet Arora on 7 Oct 2010, 8:53 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Karl Schneider

Dear Karl,

We missed you at the last couple of HHCs.

Would you have the title of the book on Steinmetz that you had read?

Thanks.

                  
Steinmetz book
Message #4 Posted by Karl Schneider on 8 Oct 2010, 12:54 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Pavneet Arora

Quote:
We missed you at the last couple of HHCs.

I considered attending the 2009 and 2010 meetings, but the travel to Fort Collins was more involved, and the secondary reasons for going weren't as compelling for me. I presented in 2008, but had nothing new since then.

Quote:
Would you have the title of the book on Steinmetz that you had read?

Loki; the life of Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Jonathan Norton Leonard
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran & company, inc., 1932 [1929]

-- KS

                        
Re: Steinmetz book
Message #5 Posted by Pavneet Arora on 8 Oct 2010, 7:52 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Karl Schneider

Thanks for the reference. Your talks on numerical precision and sometimes the lack thereof are always interesting.


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