Milestone review 27 March 2013 [ Burger]
To: IEEE History Committee Member Kind Atten: Mr. Theordore Tbickart
Dear Mr. Tbickart
This refers your below message posted on 02:42, 5 July 2013.
I applaud the development of the proposal for the technology to be recognized by this sought designation as an IEEE milestone. However, I would like to see the proposal subjected to copy editing to make the narrative easier to read. At this time, I believe that many well-informed electrical engineers would have difficulty following the developments that are at the heart of the technology/engineering represented by this proposed IEEE milestone.
On the point you raised on as " At this time, I believe that many well-informed electrical engineers would have difficulty following the developments...", we would like to give more clear illustration of what were the challenges and concerns back then before the introduction of the proposed work. Attached please find the supplemental information as some amendments to "What is the historical significance of the work (its technological, scientific, or social importance)?". The amendments are made to initial 3 paragraphs added and some line in the 4th paragraph.
We thank you for your kind attention.
Toshihisa Funabashi, Ph. D. (a Senior Member of IEEE) Meidensha Corporation Tokyo