[sdiy] Dave Smith

Roman Sowa modular at go2.pl
Fri Jun 3 09:20:32 CEST 2022

28 as a prof is not bad at all!
I knew exactly what to do with my life at my 19-ish, done everything 
following that path and then because of 2 stupid decisions made before 
30 I have literally wasted the rest my life.

Dave was very rare example of a good engineer with good business skills 
and good social/private life. How do I know his private life was good 
since we've never met? Well, if that's not working, nothing else works, 
no matter how talented, skilled, equipped or lucky one might be.


W dniu 2022-06-02 o 18:02, David G Dixon via Synth-diy pisze:
> Terrible news.  I didn't realize he was so young (only about 14 years 
> older than me).
> Whoa, Dave Smith was my younger daughter's age when he started 
> Sequential Circuits. (!?W?!?!T???!F?!)  When I think about how much time 
> I was wasting when I was 24, it makes me doubly sad.
> We're doing it wrong.  We need to be telling our kids that your 20s 
> aren't just for farting around (not that my kids are farting around -- 
> far from it -- you know what I mean).  So many 20-somethings I encounter 
> at the university are just so far away from having any real life goals 
> or real achievements, it is very maddening (and I was one of them, but 
> at least I got over it by the time I was 25 and started my PhD, 
> and became a prof at 28, so I guess I shouldn't feel too bad about it -- 
> still, my professional "accomplishments" are a pale reflection compared 
> to Dave Smith's).
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> *From:* Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] *On Behalf Of 
> *Rutger Vlek via Synth-diy
> *Sent:* Thursday, June 02, 2022 1:13 AM
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> *Subject:* [sdiy] Dave Smith
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> Dear list,
> I feel incredibly sad to share the news I just read on SynthTopia, and 
> saw confirmed on the Sequential website: Dave Smith passed away.
> https://www.synthtopia.com/content/2022/06/01/sequential-founder-father-of-midi-dave-smith-has-died/ 
> <https://www.synthtopia.com/content/2022/06/01/sequential-founder-father-of-midi-dave-smith-has-died/>
> Rutger
> ps. I hereby propose we thank him by leaving his initials somewhere on 
> the next PCB we get fabricated...
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