David Hackleman arrived on this planet in Coos Bay, Oregon, and for those of you that know the place, observed a cloud-free sky only when his family moved to Klamath Falls. Prior to graduation from High School, he had attended 13 separate schools in various small towns all over Oregon because his father worked for the State Highway department. (Or so he said.) While in Jr. High, he received his Amateur Radio License, and a few things happened between that and graduation with honors from OSU in EECS including attendance as a 1969 Camper at NYSC! He then decided Chemistry was more interesting and completed a PhD (or since he studied Electrochemistry, it might be a pH.dE.). He retired from Hewlett Packard Company from his "Chief Technologist" position in the Technology Development Operation (famous for the development of that little known device, the Thermal Ink-Jet Printer. His team developed the inks...) and is teaching at Oregon State University, having been asked to accept the Linus Pauling Chair in Chemical Engineering and not knowing how to say no. His wife, Deb has recently retired from her position as senior librarian at OSU, and holds both an MS degree in Library and Computer Science. She has humored his inability to stay to one career for decades now. They both live in a home on a 40 acre tree (BIG TREES) farm about 3 miles outside the town of Suver, Oregon (population about 8). Oh,David holds around 20 patents in various fields.