Indicator tubes for transistor logic machines.

Tony Duell ard at
Thu Nov 8 15:33:45 CST 2007

> Reminds me of a question that got thrown at me during a recent job interv=
> iew. =20
> The guy threw three colors at me and asked me what value resistor that=20
> represented,  which was fairly trivial to answer.  Then he asked me what=20
> tolerance it was.  I responded that he didn't mention a tolerance band,  =
> at=20
> which point he told me that there wasn't one.
> "20%,  though I haven't run into one of those in quite a while..."

Did he pack a set of colours that could have been a prefered value in the 
20% series? I would have been worried if he'd said something like 
'Orange, White, Red', since AFAIK 3.9k resistors never made with a 20% 


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