On Friday 11 August 2006 07:00 pm, William Donzelli wrote:
that someone, way back when, was afraid of it and said
"it's to haaaard" and people have been propagating that rumor ever since.
The electronics hobbyist magazines of the 1980s, especially in their
TV service columns, did not help the matter.
I don't remember seeing hardly any hobbyist magazines from the 1980s, most of
when I read those was earlier on. But then I'd moved out and away from NYC
where such stuff was easier to find to a much more rural situation, which
probably has some bearing on it.
Funny thing is that some of those same people moaned
and griped when
those fancy new printed circuit boards were coming out in the 1950s.
Yeah, I couldn't use my 100/140W soldering gun on those nearly as often. :-)
Actually I never had all that much of a problem dealing with boards, although
the way that some of them are made seems to make them a bit more of a hassle
to deal with.
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