Old Timers [was: CompuPro CPU-68000]

M H Stein dm561 at torfree.net
Sun Mar 22 15:16:08 CDT 2009

-------------Original Message:
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 15:31:32 -0700
From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
Subject: Re: Old Timers [was: CompuPro CPU-68000]

On 21 Mar 2009 at 15:50, Jim Battle wrote:

> Chuck, that was spoken like a true old-timer, but your derision is
> laughable.  "Hey, you damn verilog coders, get off my lawn!"
> I'm surprised, as you saw the transition from tubes to transistors to
> ICs, so it shouldn't shock you that the next evolution of integration
> requires just as much engineering and intelligence, although the
> problems to be solved are somewhat different.

Oh, I was trying to be humorous about it.  I write Verilog too; it's 
fun in its own way.

I could just have easily grumbled about ... laying out 14 AWG busbar on 
mahogany breadboards between surface-mount (meaning that they're 
attached with woodscrews) components.

Times change, and all too frequently, we don't.  All we can do is 



Aw, some folks just don't get irony and subtle humour...

But you're right: I never thought about it but we've come full circle with 
surface-mount techniques; I wonder if royalties are being paid...


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