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Richard Erlacher
01/14/12 16:16
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Denver, Co

#185498 - misguided or not ... wouldn't it be more effective ...
Responding to: Andy Neil's previous message
... if people would explain what has to be done and, therefore, why it's impractical, misguided, or whatever, rather than simply stating that it's impractical, misguided, or whatever?

If a guy has a 1937 vintagel car and wants to make it run, is it totally misguided to want to do that? If he's willing to spend the money, devote the time and effort, just to make the old clunker run like new again, why would it be wrong for him to do that? Lots of people think it's worthwhile.

If he wanted to build 100 units per week, well, that would be different. That's not his goal, based on what he's said.

If you KNOW that it's impractical, illogical, misguided, isn't it at least worth explaining why, and, particularly, in terms other than, "There are better processors out there today ..."? After all, the thing he, the O/P, wants, apparently, is to make that particular MCU run.

I agree, if he wanted to swim in waters someone knew to be hazardous, it would be good to tell him of the hazards. However, embarking on this one-off mental-masturbation project is not likely to hurt anyone except him, and even then, only in the pocketbook, mainly for anatacids, aspirin, whiskey, and prune juice. It's certainly better for him than watching TV.


List of 19 messages in thread
Schematic of programmer for Nuvoton/Winbond      Alex Volk      01/14/12 05:21      
   Obsolete?      Andy Neil      01/14/12 06:15      
   And practical?        Per Westermark      01/14/12 07:24      
      Here we go again ...        Richard Erlacher      01/14/12 10:12      
         And there you go again!      Andy Neil      01/14/12 11:23      
            misguided or not ... wouldn't it be more effective ...      Richard Erlacher      01/14/12 16:16      
         we all know that ...        Erik Malund      01/14/12 16:15      
            Yes, it's just rope ... and it's HIS choice ...      Richard Erlacher      01/14/12 16:17      
         Confusing the issue      Per Westermark      01/14/12 21:58      
            You're quite right ... it's that last sentence      Richard Erlacher      01/16/12 09:21      
               Don't confuse recommendations with "don't do"        Per Westermark      01/16/12 23:05      
                  It's all in what you think you see.      Richard Erlacher      01/17/12 19:25      
      USB?      Neil Kurzman      01/16/12 23:28      
   It's a public discussion forum      Andy Neil      01/14/12 07:51      
      you ask about making a programmer      Erik Malund      01/14/12 08:52      
   1,2      Stefan KAnev      01/15/12 13:02      
   News Posting        Michael Karas      01/17/12 01:57      
      Now this is an appropriate response!      Richard Erlacher      01/17/12 19:28      
   Nuvoton Web links?      Jim Granville      02/15/12 03:49      

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