"Retro Repair" key electronics skills?

Swift Griggs swiftgriggs at gmail.com
Tue May 10 10:25:21 CDT 2016

On Tue, 10 May 2016, tony duell wrote:
> Remember one of Don Vonada's laws 'Digital Circuits are made from 
> Analogue Parts'

That's an interesting saying. 

> So what appears to be a solid power or ground connection may have 
> different voltages along it.

Those types of nuances and inconsistances are always frustrating but I 
understand it's the nature of working in the real world, rather than 
software. :-)

> Getting back to the original request, my main worry is the 80 hour time 
> limit.

Oh, that's just about the amount of time it takes before I rotate to the 
next hobby for a while. However, I find that the better I get a things, 
the more I enjoy them and then the rotations get longer for those hobbies. 
I just know that eighty hours is about as much as I can spend just doing 
pure learning before my mind needs a break for a while. It's not really a 
"limit". It's more my "bite size". 

> I am far from being the most knowledgeable person here, and perhaps I am 
> a very slow learner, but I must have spent over 80 _thousand_ hours 
> learning electronics and related subjeccts. And FWIW I am still 
> learning.

I hear ya. There is nearly infinite depth there, no doubt. I just want to 
build up to a basic skill level that gets me functional in a few areas I 
care about. 


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