25 Nov 2010, 10:22am
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Norm Winningstad, high-tech pioneer and philanthropist in Oregon, dies at 85

The Oregonian , November 24, 2010 [here]

C. Norman “Norm” Winningstad, a technology pioneer and philanthropist in Oregon’s Silicon Forest, died today at his Newport home. He was 85.

“Norm was always working on the next new technology venture, but also always made time to give back to education, science and the arts through his volunteer and philanthropic efforts,” Gov. Ted Kulongoski said in a written statement.

Winningstad was among the leading minds at Tektronix, a venerable Washington County electronics company, and later became one of the state’s chief tech entrepreneurs.

“Norm will be forever remembered as the grandfather of technology here in Oregon, and his contributions and legacy will be realized for generations,” the governor wrote. … [more]

Note: Norm Winngstad was a friend and correspondent who will be sadly missed. He was an engaged and humorous critic of global warming alarmism, and brought tremendous insight and study to the issue. — Mike D.



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