5 responses to “On Being An Expert”

  1. Carmen

    The two books Jim has edited/contributed to about the Art and Science of Analog Design are phenomenal and I highly recommend them. I’ve read through each of them a few times and each time I always pick up a new tip or have an insight into some concept that I missed on a previous reading.

    My favorite Jim Williams article is hands down “The Zoo Circuit” where he adapts a voltage to frequency converter originally designed by Bob Pease for a costumer he is working with.

    If I could fully understand even 1/3 of the things Jim knew I’d consider myself pretty darn successful…

  2. Jack T

    Right on, Chris. I’ve been out of school for about 5 years now, and I still feel pressure to study continuously because I need to know everything. Especially at my company, where there is a reluctance to hire and the electronics guys often get pulled in to solve mechanical, marketing, procurement, or website problems. Then after I’ve changed hats, I find I need to re-learn stuff I was working on six months earlier. While I complain about this, I know that I would probably want to learn how to do everything anyway.

    I guess it just reflects the time we live in, with all the constant distractions and the ability to look up or compute needed information instantly. Anyone can be a pseudo-expert on any topic! I hope that there will come a day when I can call myself an expert in some aspect of electronics engineering.

  3. reggie

    I really love electronic engineering and am falling in love with it each and every day please post any usefull info

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