vac tubes / was Re: Schematics of Atanasoff-Berry
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Sep 5 15:13:54 CDT 2008
> > > Ya, it would be more authentic but the filament supply would then
> > > weigh 20 lbs instead of 2.
> > And why is this a problem? It's hardly going to be a portable device,
> > is it?
> Tony, your reasoning sounds like what IBM uses to decide how much
> something should weigh.
You've still not explained why this is a problem.
I really don't understand this modern love with making things as small
and light as possile. I'd rather have things that are heavy enough to
stay put (in the case of a rack unit, not to topple, or even feel wobbly
when units are extended ot the maintenance position) and that are large
enough for me to be able to work on them.
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