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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
Seaborgium  Account Info

My sincerest condolences to anyone who is personally affected by his death. However, I can not help but wonder, how will this affect us all? What did he do at TI? How will things, calculators, etc... change. Did he even have any input? TI just does not make calculators. A sad day indeed.

In Loving Memory of Cecil Green 1901-2003

     18 April 2003, 02:36 GMT

Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
taydawg2003

I am sure he would want us to be happy so we should remember him from now on... he is to me another hero. he opened up the world of education for many, and you see how far he has come?! he has made many accomplishments and i say don't forget him! keep the memory near.

     18 April 2003, 02:55 GMT


Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
William Heaton  Account Info

at 102? it is really unlikely that he did anything at TI at all anymore.

     18 April 2003, 03:57 GMT

Re: TI Founder Dies
taydawg2003

oh my gosh... how sad. at least we know that he is in a better place... i can't believe it. he was the one that started all of , ... well, this?

     18 April 2003, 02:51 GMT

Re: TI Founder Dies
silent_fury  Account Info

That's awesome... He was an Honorary Knight of the British Empire! (www.ti.com) Not many people can say that.

     18 April 2003, 03:32 GMT


Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
rmohr02 Account Info
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> Re: TI Founder Dies
> silent_fury
>
> That's awesome......

Ok, taken slightly out of context, but I thought you were really being an ass there.

     19 April 2003, 04:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
silent_fury  Account Info

sorry, didn't realize that.

     21 April 2003, 21:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, we know you didn't mean to be rude :)

     22 April 2003, 02:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
W Hibdon  Account Info

It was probally ment in the true meaning of "awesome", in that when her saw the article, he was "taken a back" so to speak. And that "awesome" was not ment as "cool", but rather, as inspiring awe at the horrible news. Or maybe I am an idoit, who knows.

-W-

     22 April 2003, 11:46 GMT


Stupid Keyboard
W Hibdon  Account Info

Sorry, I ment "he saw" not "her saw". My mistake, no need to think I was insulting, or that I have bad grammar.

-I need a bigger keyboard, or something, W-

     23 April 2003, 03:07 GMT

Re: TI Founder Dies
ac  Account Info

Everyone should clear the memory on their calculators in memory of this great man.

     18 April 2003, 13:58 GMT

Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
Halfmoon Account Info
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Yeah - but first to back up the data :-)

     19 April 2003, 04:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
Nicholas Uhland  Account Info

Yeah i respect this guy and all, but i wouldnt clear my memory for him.
i've been working on some of my programs for 2 years.

     20 April 2003, 05:53 GMT


Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Why? What good would that do? It would just make things worse!

     20 April 2003, 17:17 GMT

Re: TI Founder Dies
Nitrocloud  Account Info
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It's sad that such a man as him should die, but there is only one certainty.
WE WILL DIE.
WE WILL PERISH
WE WILL USE LYNX TO FILL IN THIS FORM.

Clearly I state that upon this tragedy.

     19 April 2003, 04:47 GMT

Re: TI Founder Dies
KermMartian Account Info
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Wow...that's terrible.

Judging from the volume of interest in this website, I would say that he has had a profound impact on many lives. Imagine the world without TI calculators!

     19 April 2003, 17:14 GMT


Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
JcN  Account Info

Does his death mean the end of TI-Calculators? I hope he willed the company to someone who will continue to make TI Graphing Calculators.

     19 April 2003, 20:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
Gerhalt Account Info

It said he founded it... that doesn't necessarily mean he owns it. That just means he started the business. LOL, sorta hard to say without getting techical, but the founders of many well established companies have died, and it hasn't stopped them at all. Just my thoughts :)

Gerhalt

     19 April 2003, 22:47 GMT

Re: TI Founder Dies
Justanotherprogrammer  Account Info
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man 102! Talk about old.. and lucky. Heh at least he died happy. Man think 102. Born in 1901. WEll i'll be darned

     20 April 2003, 05:08 GMT


Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
Nicholas Uhland  Account Info

Not to be mean but,how happy would you be
sitting in a wheelchair all day and crappin
into a bag beacause you were too old to do anything?

Rest in peace Cecil

     20 April 2003, 05:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
RCTParRoThEaD_ Account Info
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Exactly. That's why "I hope I die before I get old (talkin' bout my generation)"--Pete Townshend.

     20 April 2003, 07:19 GMT


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molybdenum  Account Info

You're obsesed. Anyway, with old age and all, "It's easy sometimes when you just coast along, but like it or not something's bound to go wrong." I had to get a Phish quote in somewhere, even though not the intended meaning.

     22 April 2003, 02:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, when you put it that way...

     20 April 2003, 17:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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Not ALL old people end up like that. That's more of a stereotype than actual fact. If you've lead a healthy life, then there's no reason why you should end up in a wheelchair when you get old (unless you get sick or end up in an accident).

     20 April 2003, 19:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
W Hibdon  Account Info

No matter how healthy your life has been, how active can you be at 102?

-W-

     20 April 2003, 22:09 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, 102 is pretty old, but my Grandma plays golf all the time and she's over 80. (What is it with old people and golf?)

     20 April 2003, 23:43 GMT


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Rob van Wijk  Account Info

You're in a nice looking environment, you can take your time and it doesn't take that much raw power. Sounds perfect for people who are a bit older, but don't feel like sitting inside all day.

     24 April 2003, 15:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
RCTParRoThEaD_ Account Info
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yes they do at that age. i don't wanna live past 80.

     21 April 2003, 02:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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That's mostly people at nursing homes... some elderly people DO live more active lives, but it's probably not as common.

     22 April 2003, 02:21 GMT


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Cl0nedB0y  Account Info
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I know of some _old_ people that have outlived their children and im not talking they are in their 70s and 80s but a distant relative of mine is 94 and is still very active (drives to atlantic city at least once a month) and there is another one that i know of who is 87 and is still working (at a funeral home, kinda freakish). People only grow to be old people sitting in wheelchairs with diapers only because thats their attitude on life. Once people pass a certain age they feel they are not needed and give up on themselves. If they chose to ignore this feeling by actually doing something they can be lively and happy until the day they die

     21 April 2003, 23:04 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah, so maybe if older people got a hobby with graphing calcultors, then that could lengthen their life span :) Maybe that's how Mr. Green lived to be 102! (Interesting thought)

     22 April 2003, 02:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Founder Dies
W Hibdon  Account Info

Well, then, if that is the case, all of us will live to 202.

-W-

     22 April 2003, 03:48 GMT

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