Wang 300 Calc
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Sep 13 16:36:51 CDT 2007
> Another issue with words is "which $LANGUAGE" - I remember distinctly
> opening up the Volvo service manual and being totally confused by
> "bonnet" when I was about 12. I imagine that someone in England would
At least one of my English car workshop manuals -- I think it's for the
Mini -- has a list of American terms and their UK-English translations at
the front :-)
To go more on-topic, I have a fair number of continetnal European
electronic/computer manuals. Not only do I not read the various
languages, but the symbols on the schematisc are different from those in
UK/USA diagrams. Resistor are long, thin, rectanges with wires coming out
of the middle of the short sides (and with various lines inside the
rectangle to indicate LDR, wirewound resistor, etc), widings are think
lines joing the wires, OR gates look like AND gates, but have the input
linds estended across the symbol to meet the curved part of the 'D', etc.
I soon got used to reading either.
> What I would like to see is connectors designed to be easy to mate. I
I'd like to see connectors that are easy to _wire_. The mini-DIN does
_not_ come in that category!
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