When I think about the changes both in technology and society in general he saw before he died in 1982, my mind just can't fathom it all. His wife was born in 1902 and lived to be 90 so she saw even more. He also worked at Westinghouse so just think of the changes he saw there even before he retired in the 1960's. Just think about the pioneers that came from both the Greatest generation and the Silent generation (along with a few Boomers like Jobs and Gates). I really am proud that I can say that I knew one of those pioneers from the Silent generation personally.