From: Mike Monett
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Subject: Re: Apology
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Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 21:28:09 -0500
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Winfield Hill wrote:
> Mike wrote...
> >>>>> 1. Grateful credit is given to John Larkin...
> Mike, I think you should be gracious and credit those who helped
> you to get your idea, irregardless if their suggestions were
> new inventions or not. Then separately you can mention sources
> that your research has turned up. End of story.
> - Win
I agree completely, Win. I just couldn't make the connection between
Sylvan's tdr using tunnel diodes, and the binary sampler. Fortunately,
John explained how it works, and it's an excellent example of prior art.
It is not clear if the inventor recognized the key advantages of zero
aberrations in dynamic conditions, and the noise rejection property. But
I will be delighted to add another page showing prior art.
I am grateful to John for his help. Without that, the binary sampler
would not exist. And without his further assistance, the prior art page
would have been blank.
Our friend Mike also pointed out recently some interesting papers that I
want to track down. These are all important to show how the current
version differs from previous work, and what new things have been learned
about the concept.
Thanks for your comments!