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Norman Hairston
Worked at Corning, Intel, Mitsubishi, Honeywell
Attended MIT, Stanford
Lives in Santa Rosa, CA
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Sony's Consumer Electronics Mojo
I had previously referenced Sony's loss of MOJO . What had been the #1 TV brand is no longer #1 and no longer makes its own screens. The follow on Man franchise(Walk-man, Watch-man) has been replaced by the i franchise (iPod, iPhone, etc). Even the aust...
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More on Display-Centric Movies
I had done a couple of posts on movies where display technology was central to the movie plot ( here and here ), naming a top ten. Of the ten, there were many other movies that I cold have named e.g. Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, Total Recall, The Aven...
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Big Surprise
Apparently Ray Soneira, agrees with me, " The use of sapphire to make the iPhone screens scratch proof was one of the most talked about rumors over past year as a result of Apple’s $578M investment with GT Advanced Technologies to build a factory in Arizona...
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Engineering vs. Physics
In technical developments, I was taught to think of problems in terms of one basic dichotomy, "Engineering Problems vs. Physics Problems." Engineering problems are things such as cost, having the right tools, or product design issues. These are problems t...
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OLEDS and Why Your Old CRT TV still Works
Two stories about TV, not directly about OLED, that I will tie together down below. This note is about OLEDs. Although you can not buy a LCD TV that was made in the US, the active matrix LCD was actually invented in the US, in Pittsburgh by Westinghouse....
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Introduction
I have both Chemical Engineering and Materials Science degrees from MIT and an MBA from Stanford.  I have managed customer service, sales, marketing, and engineering organizations in a variety of fields.  My technical expertise includes: optical storage, optical communications, LCD as well as other flat panel display, glass, plastic, metals and wood.  My commercial skills include product line management, economics, marketing, sales, and strategic planning.

My volunteer activities have included the Stanford Business School Alumni Consulting Team, Junior Achievement, South Bay Youth Soccer, Silicon Valley Community Ventures, Friends of MIT Wrestling, Salvation Army Bell Ringer.

I have run a business that went from zero to 70% RONA; I have grown a product line from scratch to full factory capacity in 18 Months.  I introduced Corning's CEO to Steve Jobs sparking the development of Gorilla Glass and the establishment of a Corning R&D lab in Silicon Valley.  I currently work as a consultant in business strategy and market research
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Introduced Steve Jobs to Corning CEO sparking Gorilla Glass development
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  • MIT, Stanford
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Consultant
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  • Corning, Intel, Mitsubishi, Honeywell
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Santa Rosa, CA
Previously
Gary, Indiana - Boston, Pittsburgh, Painted Post NY,
New Revelations Missionary Baptist Church is a mid-sized church with traditional Southern Baptist values. Church leadership has had a long involvement with the local civil rights movement and maintains relations with the current local political structure. Church leadership also has a prison ministry that has been instrumental in getting some local people paroled as well as getting the sentence of one inmate commuted to life from what was a death sentence. Sunday School starts at 9:30 AM and church starts at 10:45 and generally lasts til 1:00 PM. A church bus is available for local transportation to the service. In-spite of its reputation, the City of Gary has several hundred churches and unless you live next door you will probably drive by at least a dozen churches to get to New Revelations; but it is well worth it.
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Since the closing of Meigs Field in Chicago, Gary has served as something of the executive airport of Chicago due to its proximity to the Loop. Multiple celebrities with their own planes either fly to Gary when they are visiting Chicago or base their planes there if they live in the Chicago. This has included President Obama and Air Force One and Boeing which keeps its executive fleet there... Boeing being headquartered in Chicago. The airport is also the base for both the Chicago and Gary airshows and is home to one of the larger airliner repo operations in the world. Other than that, the airport is generally quite. It has a small but well appointed passenger terminal but passenger operations generally only last a couple of years at a time due to low volume. The airport has been selling itself as a possible hub for air cargo operations and recently lengthened one runway to 8900 feet. The airport also boasts: proximity (a few miles) to 2 of the 3 coast to coast interstate highways with I 90 actually forming one border, proximity to I 65 connecting the Great Lakes with the Gulf coast, proximity to 9 of the 15 coast to coast rail lines, and international seaport access via the Great Lakes. However air cargo operations are sparse. The airport has also been selling itself as an alternative to continued expansion at O'Hare and Midway airports as much of the land around the Gary airport is vacant industrial property. However, passenger operations at Gary generally come and go one at a time without any critical mass to make a viable passenger hub.
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