Doris Kilbane

Doris
Kilbane

Doris Kilbane is a contributing editor to Supply Chain Technology News, Logistics Today, and Operations and Technology magazines, as well as a freelance writer for Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM) association and various business software and technology companies. Previously, she was the managing editor of Automatic I.D. News, now Frontline Solutions, for 10 years. Presently, she is also interim executive director for a volunteer program helping senior citizens called Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers.

Articles
Ken Olsen: Faith, Work, And Charity Support A Computing Career
Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, led the drive to smaller computers and to a management style rare in the 1950s and 1960s.
Richard W. Hamming: Curiosity And Collaboration Define A Coding Career
Richard W. Hamming was the inventor of error detecting and correcting computer codes that carry his name.
Kurzweil Speculates on Solar Energy, Health and Other Topics
Raymond Kurzweil, noted technologist and futurist, spoke as part of The Celebrated Speakers Series, presented by the Public Programs Committee of the Emerson Center in Vero Beach, Fla.
Nick Holonyak Jr.: 81 Years Old And Still Doing Groundbreaking Research
This biographical sketch about Nick Holonyak Jr., written by Doris Kilbane, honors his induction into Electronic Design's Electronic Engineering Hall of Fame. Holonyak invented the first practical LED among other inventions.
Robert Boschert: A Man Of Many Hats Changes The World Of Power Supplies
This biographical sketch about Robert Boschert, written by Doris Kilbane, honors his induction into Electronic Design's Electronic Engineering Hall of Fame. Boschert was instrumental in the development of low-cost switching-mode power supplies.
Robert Kahn: Expect Much More Computer Networking To Come
This biographical sketch about Robert Kahn, written by Doris Kilbane, honors his induction into Electronic Design's Electronic Engineering Hall of Fame. Kahn helped create the ARPANET and worked with Vinton Cerf to create TCP/IP communications protocols.
Theodore Maiman: Professional Focus, Personal Warmth
This biographical sketch about Theodore H. Maiman, written by Doris Kilbane, honors his induction into Electronic Design's Electronic Engineering Hall of Fame. Maiman invented the first laser while working at Hughes Research Lab.
Jack Gifford: Baseball’s Loss Was The World’s Gain
This biographical sketch about Jack Gifford, written by Doris Kilbane, honors his induction into Electronic Design's Electronic Engineering Hall of Fame. Among other accomplishments, he founded Maxim Integrated Products
Arnold Beckman: Changing Scientific Research, Both Then And Now
This biographical sketch about Arnold Beckman, written by Doris Kilbane, honors his induction into Electronic Design's Electronic Engineering Hall of Fame. Beckman was the founder of Beckman Instruments and invented the pH meter.
Jay Forrester: RAM Innovator Took A New Career—And Education—By The Horns
His pioneering work in digital computer technology gave the world reliable random-access magnetic-core memory that revolutionized computer speed and power. Nevertheless, Jay Forrester says his work today is “much more important.” “In 1
Alan Kay: Computers—A Revolutionary Medium For Boosting Human Thought
The printing press was one of the most influential inventions in human history. Could universal personal computing and worldwide networking be just as significant to human thought? In the 1960s, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)
Marvin Minsky: In AI, Robotics, And Any Field, Stand Alone To Stand Apart
If you want to make a difference, don’t follow the crowd, Marvin Minsky advises today’s students. Don’t go into the most popular field. “That could be a disaster. When I started to work on artificial neural networks, only four other researcher
George Frye: Family Need Leads To A Better Hearing Aid And A New Industry
George Frye was happily working at Tektronix on high-speed sampling oscilloscopes in 1970 when his hearing-impaired mom needed some help. “Her old Zenith hearing aid was getting a little cranky, ” said Frye. She took him up on an offer to b
James Gosling: From Sneaking Into Computer Labs To Sneaking Out Java
James Gosling, inventor of the Java programming language and the virtual machine, skipped many of his high school math and physics classes. His teachers knew it, but they still gave him A’s. That’s because, said Gosling, they knew why he wa
Joseph Engelberger: Robotics Move From Industry To Space To Elder Care
Retirement isn’t coming easy to 83-year-old Joseph Engelberger, widely known as the Father of Robotics. “There’s a lot that can still be done,” he says wistfully, despite already accomplishing so much in the robotic field. In fact, Engelber
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