This week marks a historical milestone. In 1987 the first female artist was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Granted, this milestone isn’t of lasting significance to mankind like a revloutionary technology or a treatment for a dangerous medical condition, but it is newsworthy to some of us.
By the way, the honor goes to Aretha Franklin. Some of my favorite Aretha songs include “I Never Loved A Man The Way That I Love You” and “Think,” the latter being my personal favorite. Her big hit “Respect” was written by Otis Redding; my favorite Otis songs are “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” and “Try a Little Tenderness.”
Yes, it’s easy for me to get caught-up in lists. I was recently asked to list our best blogs from last year. That’s a tricky question; how do you measure what is best? Popularity isn’t always the best indicator; if that were the case, the 1977 Grammy For Best New Artist would have gone to Elvis Costello (My Aim Is True) and not the Starland Vocal Band (Afternoon Delight). Yeah, that’s an obscure reference but I feel better finally getting it off my chest …
Last year we posted 153 blogs, mostly connector-related, with topics ranging from immersion cooling, to connector vibration testing, medical technologies, Design Verification Testing, new COM-HPC connectors, PCIe 6.0 connectors, connectors in avionics, the path to 224 Gbps, 112 Gbps PAM4 connector systems that exist today, new beamformer and waveguide technologies, high bandwidth/quality medical connectors, the Samtec Cares Grant Program, and countless other topics.
Here’s a list of some of Samtec’s most important connector blogs of 2021, as selected by the blog writing team. They are listed in order of appearance. I beleive the titles are pretty self-explanatory.
Please let me know if there’s anything you read last year which you found helpful; we apreciate any feedback from our readers.