Dick Morley Passing of a Pioneer

Sad news today. I heard the Dick Morley has passed away. Known as the father of the programmable logic controller (PLC), he was an inventor also associated with anti-lock braking systems for autos and floppy discs for computer memory storage.

Later in life he applied his love and knowledge of physics to chocolate of all things. He had a great presentation on the physics of chocolate and then shared some of his product. A great joy.

We had several opportunities for private conversations. I learned something, usually lots of things, every time. Especially I learned about being curious and observant. In 2000, we hung out together for a couple of days and spent some time in a video game arcade. “The future of HMI,” he told me.

Then there were all the kids he and his wife adopted. And tons of stories.

He lived a full life. Rest In Peace.

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