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Embracing the Critic

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195158687
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849826 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0014
Embracing the Critic

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The repeated failures of the past six months led to a number of existential and not-so-existential critiques of the project, critiques that Solly Angel had thus far managed to evade. He now worried that these subversive critiques would slowly drain him of the conviction that he needed to sustain him in the face of persistent failures. The deadline of early March set by Philips for the working load cell would not be met. Thus this led to a new prototype, the double-anchor load cell. In general, the required load cell needed to be cheap and accurate. The thin load cell problem was solved, that much was clear. The cat face load cell was a simple and therefore cheap solution to that problem, one that could be easily copied unless Solly had some patent protection.

Keywords: thin load cell; double-anchor load cell; cat face load cell; Philips; Solly Angel

Chapter.  12137 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Innovation

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