To: "SEAOC Newsletter" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Re: Dennis Wish's contributions
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
Date: Sat, 27 May 00 14:11:01 -0500
>that we can
>recall are (I think) miniscule in comparison with those who "died" in
Too true. A couple of others are Edwin Armstrong who took on NBC/David
Sarnoff over FM broadcasting and Wm Northrop who pioneered the flying
wing design. Armstrong eventually killed himself and the listening public
was deprived of FM reception for 20 years. In Northrop's case the battle
was between Convair's B-36 and the Northrop YB-49. The B-36 design
eventually won out, amid rumors of some skulduggery on Convair's part,
but before he died Northrop saw his vision fulfilled in the B-2.
But, as you say, there are probably lots more who beat themselves to
death trying to trn an obsession into reality.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)