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Gear Talk With Chuck

Write it Down

Gear Expo was a wonderful opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. While I was out collecting swag, purely in support of my reporting duties, of course, someone

Gear Talk With Chuck

Discouraging Change

One of the neat things about the Gear Expo is seeing people you once worked with. Sometimes though, they remember your interactions in greater detail than you do and it

Gear Talk With Chuck

Swag of the Expo Awards

My last blog covered the motivation for the Swag of the Expo award and my inspiration in creating it. Top contenders that did not quite qualify for the podium were

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Gear Expo Swag Report

Soon you will be reading lots of stories about the 2017 AGMA Fall Technical Meeting and Gear Expo in our magazine and online reports. BUT, the information you really crave

Gear Talk With Chuck

Staying Engaged

I recently got a phone call with questions about a drawing from 1981. The caller saw “Schultz” in the signature block and thought it was me. Flattering but, in this

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Storage Problems

One of my favorite science fiction books is A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr., originally published in 1960. This post-apocalyptic tale of destruction and rebuilding includes “sacred

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Automation, Regulations and Job Creation

Robots, self driving cars, and artificial intelligence are popular topics in business publications. Depending upon the writer’s perspective, they are either the greatest thing since sliced bread or the beginning

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Thinking Big

My local newspaper’s lead story today concerned the explosive demolition of a highway bridge in nearby Tionesta, PA. As luck would have it, our most recent Sunday afternoon meander took

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Appreciating the Shiny Stuff

I lament the rise of the “Service Economy.” This past Friday was National Manufacturing Day; I did not know that until my editor brought it to my attention. Once upon

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How Much Education is Enough?

My last posting may have left you thinking I was anti-intellectual. Far from it; my point is that education is fundamentally different than training. Training teaches you to perform a