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84 PCB007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2019 1 Better to Light a Candle: Chapter One—Prepping the Next Generation E There has been a considerable amount of (electronic) ink and words shared in our industry bemoaning the graying-out of our industry and the growing shortage of skilled people at all levels. (See the May 2017 PCB007 Magazine column "Help Wanted—and How!" for just one example). As is usually the case, though, when all is said and done, more has been said than done. 2 Itronics Starts R&D to Recover Tin and Copper from Its "Breakthrough Technology" PCB Refining Pilot Plant E Itronics Inc., a "creative green technology com- pany" that produces GOLD'n GRO fertiliz- ers and silver products, has started research and development to recover tin and copper from the silver bullion being produced by its "breakthrough technology" PCB refining pilot plant. 3 It's Only Common Sense: A Word From the Future—CES 2019 E If only we could invent some- thing that would stop hunger and poverty, give us world peace, or stop us from being so angry with each other all the time—something we des- perately need and could use right now. That would be something, wouldn't it? It's only common sense. 4 CES 2019: More Show Floor Favorites E In my final piece cover- ing CES 2019, I will review more automotive technolo- gy, updates on 3D printing, and some trending devices such as smartwatches and new computer components for those that either need or just want to have extremely powerful and impressive-looking computers. Editor Picks from PCB007 Dan Beaulieu Dan Feinberg Marc Carter

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