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8 PCB007 MAGAZINE I NOVEMBER 2018 I'm a bit of a Disney buff—as in Walt Dis- ney himself. I love the parks, and I especial- ly love the studio productions back when Walt still had an influence. Walt had a remarkable and subtle way of driving the social agenda through his films and cartoons. For example, Disney studios produced training films for the United States Army and Navy during World War II—not just for Friday night doublehead- ers at the hometown movie theater. But I di- gress; one of my favorite pieces stars Mick- ey himself—"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" from Disney's "Fantasia." For those of you who don't know, the sto- ry involves Mickey as a young, inexperienced apprentice to a wizened old wizard. The wiz- ard leaves and the apprentice decides to use a magic spell to animate a broom to finish the apprentice's water-carrying chore. As you can imagine, things got out of hand quickly, and before you know it, there is an entire army of duplicate brooms carrying buckets of water flooding the workshop. Mickey wielded more influence than he could yet control, resulting in unintended—yet severe—consequences in his workplace. The idea to use his skills to au- tomate seemed fine enough; it was his inabil- ity to foresee and mitigate the consequences that got him in trouble. As we put this issue together, Mickey as an apprentice was on my mind precisely because of the unintended consequences of wielding mighty power within the electronics manufac- turing industry. For PCB fabrication, the apprentices are aero- space, automotive, and medical. These three sectors are driving fabrication technology in- vestments. These three sectors are also driv- Nolan's Notes by Nolan Johnson, I-CONNECT007 Medical Devices by the Bucketful

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