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Not Your Grandmother’s Embedded Systems

Started by MaxMaxfield 3 weeks ago3 replieslatest reply 3 weeks ago84 views
I was just telling my mom that I have been invited to give the keynote presentation entitled “Not Your Grandmother’s Embedded Systems” at the "Qt Goes Virt: Embedded" online event for embedded software architects, developers, and executives (https://www.qt.io/qt-for-embedded).She responded as follows: “In the winter, when I woke up in the morning as a little girl, there were icicles on the insides of the windows. Our idea of an embedded system was a hot brick wrapped in a scrap of blanket that we used in bed instead of a hot water bottle.” It’s hard to come up with a witty response to a line like that. I hope to see you there -- check out my blog for more details: https://www.clivemaxfield.com/not-your-grandmother...
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Reply by mr_banditNovember 5, 2020

Gives a whole new meaning to bricking the system....

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Reply by MaxMaxfieldNovember 5, 2020

It's not that my mom dwells on the past -- but when she talks about the world she grew up in, it makes me realize how lucky we are today :-)

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Reply by mr_banditNovember 5, 2020

My grandma was like your mom (gosh you are *way* older than me :^)

When someone started on about how it was better way back when, she would do a smackdown, pointing out the advances in the medical field.

Yes - we are fortunate. And technology is really helping. I know of two methods of gathering good data on heart health. I had a small part in a non-invasive product that can create a 1000 Hz animation of a heart. THe EE said his greatest fears was waking up next to his equipment - it is good equipment - because he would be in serious shape.