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Automation Unplugged: Pinto's Perspectives, Pointers, & Prognostications

Automation Unplugged: Pinto's Perspectives, Pointers, & Prognostications

Author(s): Jim Pinto

Publisher: ISA

Publication Date: 2004

Details: PDF

If you have heard industry pundit Jim Pinto speak, or read his barbed writings or laugh-out-loud poems, or subscribe to his popular e-newsletter, you'll enjoy his new book. It's loaded with critical analysis of the changing face of industrial automation; predictions about future automation technology trends – including Pinto’s provoking prognostications on what major supplier companies will survive, and what ones won’t; the best of his articles on marketing & distribution; and his highly rated fieldbus commentary.

Of course, the book also includes the best-of-the-best poems from the recognized "poet laureate of instrumentation. "The book has a special Introduction by Dick Morley, noted technology guru and father of the PLC.

Each of 5 sections is introduced by a noted automation industry personality:

  • Industrial Automation Majors, the good, the bad and the ugly - Introduced by John Berra, President Emerson Process Marketing 
  • Sales & Distribution Perspectives - Introduced by Frank Williams, CEO of I/O Select
  • Future of Automation Technology - Gee Whiz! - Introduced by Bud Keyes, Senior Vice President, Emerson Process Marketing
  • Industrial Networks - this bus is for you - Introduced by Dick Caro, CMC Associates, Chairman of ISA SP50 and formerly of IEC Fieldbus Standards Committees
  • Pinto's Industrial Poetry - Introduced by Greg Hale, Editor, InTech. 

Visit the International Society of Automation bookstore for more books on the future of the automation and control industry, and industrial automation technology trends including fieldbus.

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