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 doTags: neighbours, royal television society, TV manufacturer