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Jim Williams died a few days ago. Jim was an applications engineer for Linear Technology, a chip manufacturer that makes analog components.  He was one of my favorite authors and engineers and someone I really looked up to. I loved reading his books and application notes, and I believe his leaving this world is a great loss for everyone. However, in examining what I know of his life, I feel I can learn a few things. First off, to call Jim anything less than an analog electronics expert would do his memory injustice. His clarity in writing and his ability to piece together clever circuits to show the capabilities of a new LT chip was unbelievable. And the reason he was able to so adeptly create circuits is his years of dedication to his craft. Not only was his job working with circuits, his pastime was repairing old analog Tektronix oscilloscopes. This…

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