On Sun, 24 Jun 2012, Jim Brain wrote:
Interesting how many of these things I did, without
I never had a tutorial.
And the classes on electronics were tube based with a casual intro to
transistors after several semesters. I was way too impatient to go that
Horrid multi-meter and iron included , I wouldn't
change the thing. I
appreciate my iron all the more because I used the cheap one first.
It SHOULDN'T be necessary to start with cheap tools, but I couldn't
afford anything else, and it sure taught me what I wanted and created
appreciation for good ones.
Back then, the cheap hand tools were AWFUL! And even the good ones
weren't much better than Harbor Freight is now. In the 1970s, Craftsman
got to be WAY worse than Harbor Freight is now (off-center broaching,