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Erik Malund
04/01/13 15:35
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Mt Airy, Nc

#189599 - my most painful "textbook experience"
Responding to: Richard Erlacher's previous message
I've found, however, that, in recent years, textbooks .... have been wrong more often than they've been right.

many, many moons ago, when getting a PCB made was more than "send us a Gerber, you will have the boards tomorrow" I bought a very expensive book on the ISA bus card (YES, that long ago). I made a Gerber, waited the (then) usual 3 weeks and got a board, had a techie populate it and checked it out on an extender board, made a correction or two and finally were happy. I ordered a production run and FORTUNATELY managed to stop it when I found out that the dimensions of an ISA board as given in the book were 1/4" (do not remember exactly) too large. Had I not pulled the board off the extender in time it would have been a very costly affair, now it 'only' cost a months delay. Since this was before e-mail, I sent a letter to the author but never go a reply. I had an opportunity to look at the 2nd edition of same book in a bookstore and the measurements were sill wrong.


List of 11 messages in thread
Wrong circuits in Mazidi's "8051 Microcontroller....."       Kalpak Dabir      03/31/13 10:28      
   I wouldn't expect too many comments      Richard Erlacher      04/01/13 14:20      
      my most painful "textbook experience"      Erik Malund      04/01/13 15:35      
      RE: "that book probably isn't widely popular outside India"      Andy Neil      04/01/13 16:02      
         Is it possible that one institution or teacher is the cause?      Richard Erlacher      04/01/13 19:28      
            Probably the author's own institution?      Andy Neil      04/02/13 02:41      
         The reason for my post      Kalpak Dabir      04/10/13 04:48      
            Have you fed-back to the authors?        Andy Neil      04/10/13 11:10      
   clicking relays      Erik Malund      04/01/13 15:37      
   Website - contact here?      Andy Neil      04/02/13 02:43      
   More problems with that book      Andy Neil      04/02/13 08:38      

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