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About me - John V. W. Howe

John V. W. Howe is an entrepreneur, author, inventor, patent holder, husband, father, and grandfather. He has been involved in entrepreneurial activities for over 40 years.

During his offline career, John has founded and managed several successful companies including computer services, plastic injection molding, and assembly operations.

John's degree in physics makes him curious about how things work and he has been  fascinated with televisions and has closely followed their development.

His hobbies include raising and training English pointers, quail hunting, and fly fishing.

Television Experience

1966 - The first TV that Linda and I owned when we were married was a broken black and white television set that I was given.  It hummed when turned on, but the picture tube did not light up.  I traced the voltages in it and found a broken wire on the power supply resistor and soldered it back in place.  Suddenly, the picture tube lighted up, and we were watching a football game in black and white.  That old set served us well.

1968 - We decided we wanted a color TV so I built a 21" color TV from a Heathkit that I ordered.  This was our TV for many years.

I have always enjoyed knowing the technical side of devices and TV's are no exception.  I want to know how they work and study them to understand their technology.

Statement about my personal ethical standards:

Linda and I are professed Christians, and we believe in and try to live the "Golden Rule"

I am a Rotarian, and I believe that the Four-WayTest of Rotary is the correct way to conduct business:

  • Is it the truth?

  • Is it fair to all concerned?

  • Will it build good will and better friendships?

  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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