|Re: 6114A power supply initial price (sorry, slightly OT)|
Message #3 Posted by Marc Ferrer (France) on 11 June 2010, 3:15 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil)
Thanks a lot for your answer, I've been enjoying reading your posts for a long time.
I expected a high price, but not to such an extent -and mine has the 015 option. Needless to say, it was just for information, I don't plan to make money with it.
Besides that, maybe some of you will ask why I'm doing strange things like rebuilding some of the 70's technology stuff ?
- it's funny, I like it.
- it is the best way to understand how it works.
- after 25 years doing software and computing at work, I find it mind-refreshing to get back to my "electronic" roots as a hobby.
And in our days of billion-transistor processors, I think it's a good thing to remember these times when you had to get the most of what you had -so few hardware.
These constraints led engineers to produce masterpieces which still work. I consider it a duty to preserve all that, because behind well-done and well-thought items, one always discover great men. Thomas E. Osborne is one of them, IMHO.
Just my 2 cents, and...
Thanks again, Luiz !