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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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Friday, 11 July 2008

One of the World's Leading Lights in Global Development _ The relative newcomer Bill Gates

“Humanities greatest advances are not in it’s discoveries - but in how those discoveries are used to reduce inequity” Quote by Bill Gates in "Grand Challenges in Global Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation"[link above-html].

Although the above link does not quote the "corollary", I am sure that Bill would be the first to agree that many of the applications, any systems approaches implied by his quote, depends greatly on discoveries great and small, witness the Foundations strong board of Scientific Consultants.

Global Development fuelled by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & I both share a strong interest (& investment) in Libraries. In my case, like many of my fellow Scots, this is an almost a "lifelong" involvement. Could it be genetic; Alexander...a bit pretentious, but not exaggerated, such is my own personal attachment, especially to public or public oriented libraries. Much more likely, this is a cultural and historical trait, I like to feel a Scottish Hallmark. Scotland has been a haven for refugees since the time of period of Enlightenment, in Economics, Philosophy,Religion-Theology and last but not least in Science, Technology & Engineering. It is heartening to know that this tradition has been upheld to a large extent in North America with her famous libraries and know in the Internet Age, by such initiatives as "The Wayback Machine" , Wikipedia etc. Currently all North America,USA in fact, does not appear to share Bill Gates' philosophy nor follow his lead, could I be wrong? There is a lot to be said in favout of Bill's approach as quoted, n'est ce pas.