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TI Founder Dies
Posted by Michael on 18 April 2003, 01:11 GMT

Cecil Green, a founder of Texas Instruments, died last week at age 102. In addition to his activities at TI, he was extremely involved in using his money to further education throughout the world. TI has issued a press release.

 


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Re: TI Founder Dies
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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I heard about this on the news... it is quite unfortunate. He sounds like quite the philanthropist.

     18 April 2003, 01:17 GMT

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slimey_limey  Account Info
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I've never heard of this guy, but he is probably very nice. Old people are often nice. However, there are a few notable exceptions....

     18 April 2003, 01:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
slimey_limey  Account Info
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I just finished reading the press release, and I agree with you (Joey).

     18 April 2003, 01:51 GMT


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angelboy  Account Info
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Yeah, that is sad. :(

     18 April 2003, 02:14 GMT


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Nicholas Uhland  Account Info

Yeah that is sad. I was thinking about it after i read it in the paper the other day. I wouldnt have a life if it wasnt for this guy. I mean, after i got a 83+ 2 years ago i did nothing but program it. I still do nothing but program it.
This guy is my second best idol.
#1 is Hugh Hefner.

     20 April 2003, 05:33 GMT


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FOCUSEDWOLF Account Info
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Title...made me think Magnus died...LOL!

     21 April 2003, 14:48 GMT

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angelboy  Account Info
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That's what I thought at first.

     21 April 2003, 21:53 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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But how would they know if Magnus died? It's not like he could inform everybody that he died... since, he would be dead. ;-)

     22 April 2003, 01:56 GMT


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Tavis Segura  Account Info

Well, they probably have much closer contact with him, so they are more likely to notice if he suddenly goes silent.

On a side note, what if Magnus really does die, and the rest of the staff decides to fool everyone else into thinking he hasn't? Y'know, use his username and password, have him "visit" for special occasions. Only those people that know his mannerisms or the truth would not be fooled.
Wow.. hypothetical conspiracy theories. Fun.

     22 April 2003, 22:58 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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That would be mean, since I'd probably believe them ;) Do you think that's what happened to some of the popular calculator programmers who suddenly vanished?

     22 April 2003, 23:28 GMT


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Tavis Segura  Account Info

Nah, they probably just abandoned their projects out of a lack of response or needed to work on something that actually paid them. Or they could have *gasp* outgrown their calculators!

     23 April 2003, 01:01 GMT


On topic
W Hibdon  Account Info

Even at 102, I will never outgrow my calc.

-W-

     23 April 2003, 02:49 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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That's too bad... but hey, he had a nice, long life... he lived to be over 100 years old. That's good.

     18 April 2003, 03:12 GMT


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slimey_limey  Account Info
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My grandma is 96, but then she can't even remember whether she's carrying around a plate of Lorna Dunes. Sad. My grandfather told my dad to "hit me over the head with a two-by-four if I ever become like that". Maybe those aren't his exact words, but he did mention the 2x4.

     18 April 2003, 16:24 GMT


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Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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My great grandfather died at 86 last year. He had a happy life and died without much siuffering. Too bad I didn't get a chance to get to know him.

     18 April 2003, 18:35 GMT


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WackyYKurt88  Account Info

Ya this is very sad. I just wished that he got a chance to see what happened to his calculators and what this site has become because of him.

     19 April 2003, 15:24 GMT


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Rob van Wijk  Account Info

Well, maybe he did. The press release stated multiple times that he thought education very important, and since calculators are in TI's educational division, he might very well have had an interest in them.

     24 April 2003, 14:56 GMT

Re: TI Founder Dies
joelt  Account Info
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It's always sad when someone who donates a lot of money to worthy organizations die. Where I live, about a year ago, a man who bought our hospital a dialysis machine because he heard they had to drive 2 hours twice a week for it died. A very sad day indeed. Hopefully, he will be replaced by another rich philanthropist.

     18 April 2003, 01:19 GMT


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ac  Account Info

Rich people are not the only nice ones, you know. At first, I thought this was good, in a way (Ti's wonderful Customer Serviece, etc :), but, after reading the thing, I agree, it is a sad day. :(

     18 April 2003, 13:52 GMT

sorry to sound harsh but...
RCTParRoThEaD_ Account Info
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Is he the one who made TI stuff overpriced?

     18 April 2003, 01:36 GMT

Re: sorry to sound harsh but...
Nicholas Uhland  Account Info

dude you are crazy. This guy dies and you criticize him. Actually the price is determined by the producers, the store owners, and the people's demand for the product.
If you really want ti products for cheap you should get them right from the factories that produce them. I got my 83+ SE from one of their factories where i live for 20 dollars compared to the average $120 at stores.

     20 April 2003, 05:41 GMT


Re: sorry to sound harsh but...
Nicholas Uhland  Account Info

dude you are crazy. This guy dies and you criticize him. Actually the price is determined by the producers, the store owners, and the people's demand for the product.
If you really want ti products for cheap you should get them right from the factories that produce them. I got my 83+ SE from one of their factories where i live for 20 dollars compared to the average $120 at stores. but dont get them on e-bay.

     20 April 2003, 05:41 GMT


Re: Re: sorry to sound harsh but...
Tacvek  Account Info

Actually, they may not legally sell at such a discount directly from the factory. They can get in real trouble. I am sure that TI does not allow sale to customers at the pre-wholesale level. So don't count n being able to get ti calculators this way.

     21 April 2003, 03:22 GMT

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