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Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Fable: The Boy Who Repaired TVs

There was once a boy who was fascinated by TV. At the age of 13 he was repairing his neighbours’ TVs.

His first job was at a TV manufacturer.

“It was fantastic,” he says, “we were the first people in the UK to work on solid-state colour TVs and I was fortunate enough to be designing chips for them.”

Describing these ICs to the Royal Television Society brought him to the attention of a large US IC manufacturer who pursued him with job offers.

He joined a start-up, made millions and was knighted.

Moral: Love what you do

Tags: neighbours, royal television society, TV manufacturer

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4 Comments

  1. david manners
    July 25, 2014 18:51

    Spot on Mark, the great Sir Robin Saxby it was.

  2. Mark Inskip
    July 25, 2014 17:52

    Definitely not “Sir Alan” but “Sir Robin”

  3. david manners
    July 25, 2014 14:33

    No, not His Lordship, SilverMan

  4. Silverman
    July 25, 2014 13:58

    Is this a sugary tale?

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