From: Michel Catudal
Subject: Re: what is 100R mean in a schematics?
Date: 25 Dec 2002 08:29:05 -0600
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Richard Steven Walz wrote:
> In article <email@example.com>,
> Spehro Pefhany wrote:
>>On 22 Dec 2002 21:07:33 GMT, the renowned firstname.lastname@example.org
>>(Richard Steven Walz) wrote:
>>>In article ,
>>>Watson A.Name wrote:
>>>>j.b. miller wrote:
>>>>> One hundred Ohms.
>>>>> the R represents the Decimal Point which may NOT show up the schematic
>>>>> due to printing problems !
>>>>Er, you wanna try that again? Duh.
>>>When printers were more finicky, (still), and most people made GIFs of
>>>old schematics of old crapped-up printed paper schematics scanned in,
>>>(still), the decimal points would print poorly or resolution not capture
>>>them, then decimal points might get lost, so we started using the label
>>>AS the decimal, especially the UK and Europeans did this, (still).
>>Ah, so it's really driven by the inferior quality of European printing
>>and cruddy recycled paper. ;-)
> Hah, well, yes, in a sense. European hobbyists were doing with older and
> lower tech material for longer than in the USA, so they were xeroxing many
> more schematics than we were and more recently, and thus HAD to develop
> ways around the problem, thus the label-as-decimal usage. While the USA
> had PCs and more advanced E-schematic software, Europe was using C64's
> and xerox machines.
The first time I saw this bullshit was on a british drawing. I was wondering
what kind of moron thought of that. As for technology, we were working with
80C51, V25, HD647180, 80C188, 8097BH and 8098 and at the british parent
company of my employer they were using a 6809. The british owners sent an
engineer to our USA base company to study and figure out how to be able to
do low cost designs that work. My first explanation to the engineer went
this way when he asked how we managed to do that : "We ain't brits!"
I had a good laugh when I first tried to compile one of their 6809 C
program. All the # were replaced with £, how stupid can someone be!
Tired of Microsoft's rebootive multitasking?
then it's time to upgrade to Linux.