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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by mike, Aug 24, 2004.

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  1. mike

    mike Guest

    very interesting group, but how can u teach novices and explain circuits
    without drawings?
  2. You refer people to books, the internet is not a replacement for such
    traditional material.

    You stash the diagram on the web, or an ftp site, and include the URL
    in the message.

    You post the diagram to a binary newsgroup, keeping in mind that it is
    not an efficient method of distributing such information, and as a result
    such newsgroups are not available on all newsservers.

  3. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    Very good question mike. It is difficult sometimes. Others have mentioned
    some of the ways it is done but often beginners just need an explanation in
    And for the record, I hate that %$#@ ascii art.
  4. mike

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  6. John Fields

    John Fields Guest


    For a trivial to semi-trivial circuit or a quick picture that's worth
    maybe 500 words it's hard to beat. Also, a few hundred bytes VS a few
    hundred K is easy to take.
  7. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    I fully accept that the problem is on my end John.

    Probably dates back to when the profs used to chew me out for printing
    "Snoopy" calendars on the TTY.
  8. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    And for the record, I hate that %$#@ ascii art.
    Data density is a good point,
    but I find longevity of the drawing in the Google Usenet archive
    (along with the text of the post) to be an even bigger advantage.
    Really great data doesn't lose value over time
    and the ethereal nature of websites makes ASCII diagrams in an archive invaluable.

    ....then there's the Slashdot Effect
    where everybody and his brother
    tries to access the same (rinky-dink) site at the same time.

    Note the use of the ellipsis and lower case
    when starting a thought with a conjunction. :cool:
  9. Hmm - that's a subtle grammatical point I've never come across before.
    Even at the start of the first sentence in a new post by a new author?
  10. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Also, a few hundred bytes VS a few hundred K is easy to take.
    A conjunction is used to join stuff.
    It really has no place at the *start* of a sentence.
    (If you see a conjunction capitalized, it's being used improperly.)
    The *starting a thought* thing _was_ a bit hyperbolic.
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