Hi. I am Tim Miner and so far, I have just joined the forum. I saw a t-shirt of Bob Widler and I just want to say that I met him years ago (sorry to say: very unpleasant). But, National Semiconductor was my first electronics employer. Now, I want to get to know KiCad and Analog Discover 2 and embedded microcontrollers.
Yes, meeting one’s heroes can be disillusioning. Walt Jung made a huge impact on my early career, but when I approached him once at an AES convention to thank him, he looked at me like I was dogsh*t under his shoe.