I first met Ted Holstein in 1963 when I was being interviewed by Westinghouse for a position in their research laboratories. The meeting took place during my seminar describing my PhD. thesis research predicting superconductivity in degenerate semiconductors. This was one of my first talks on the subject, and I was hoping to get Westinghouse experimentalists interested in the predictions (John Hulm did and collaborated in the experimental discovery). I was also anxious to get a job offer so that I could do theoretical work on a variety of experimental data on SiC obtained by Jim Choyke and Lyle Patrick.