Gary on Manufacturing Podcast 200 has been published.

I have been podcasting in a variety of formats since around 2007. Obviously frequency is a problem. After I left magazine publishing, I spent some time figuring which direction to go.

This podcast (sponsored by Inductive Automation) gives a quick recap of where the podcast has been and then I take a look at challenges for industrial tech for the future.

On another note, yesterday I published two blog posts regarding market intelligence (or, lack thereof) reports.

One showed transparent methodology that yields granular data that is perhaps as trustworthy as possible.

The other had to have been a huge SWAG (strategic wild-assed guess). It was not transparent (despite the name of the firm including the word “transparent”) with results not passing the smell test.

The other press releases I get this time of year are magazine awards. I know how the sausage is made. I also heard John C. Dvorak once an editor with PC Magazine back in the day say the same things about PC Mag’s editor awards. Suffice to say, I don’t report on them. I’m happy the companies got an award for their relationship with the magazine, but it’s not relevant to this site.

Good information is so hard to come by. Sometimes I like to stir things up, but mostly I just like to give a clear unbiased view.

Let’s just say I can still remember my roots when I actually worked for a living–life on the line getting projects done and manufacturing producing.

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