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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by GregS, Jan 5, 2006.

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  1. GregS

    GregS Guest

    I like to have small catalogs like Jameco, and the old Digi-Key,
    but I try to avoid catalogs that are hard to hold and, or, handle.
    Pages are too thin, and of course I have to put on my Digi-Key
    glasses.

    greg
     
  2. www.speff.com/DSC_0004.jpg

    Strapping... it's only a matter of time before a wooden pallet will be
    required.


    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  3. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    If you didn't drink so much beer, you wouldn't be seeing everything
    triple.

    And our Digikey catalogs don't have American flags, so how come you
    get those red leafy things?

    (I've go to go down in testing and fix a nasty old problem, so that
    makes me crabby. Snarl.)

    John
     
  4. Guest

    Weird, the last D-K catalog I got (last year?) was only one volume.
    Maybe that is the Canadian large-print edition?
     
  5. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Spehro,
    For the beer? I like that new layout on the Killian's bottle.

    Regards, Joerg
     
  6. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello zws,
    Maybe it has to be printed in English and French. Just wait, it's only a
    matter of time until California requires all catalogs to be bilingual.
    Then you can order a new hierro de la soldadura and some of the latest
    procesadores. Just came back from the plomería at the hardware store.

    Regards, Joerg
     
  7. Guest

    That's odd if yours doesn't, my version of the pictured catalog has the
    stars and stripes on the spine about where the maple leaf is on the one
    in the picture.
     
  8. Forget the label. What's the beer like?
    my favorite cheapo spanish wine looks as if they use a photocopier for
    the label


    martin
     
  9. James Beck

    James Beck Guest

    Mine too.
     
  10. Yeah, big print and lots of pictures. ;-) It's 3 copies of the same
    thing.


    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  11. Boris Mohar

    Boris Mohar Guest

    Did you ever see Allied catalog. 1900+ pages.
     
  12. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Martin,
    I only had Killian's Red lately. Pretty good brew. But my favorite is
    our local brewpub (Placerville Brewing Co.). Fresh from the tap into the
    growler. We'll have some tonight.

    Regards, Joerg
     
  13. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    You're not familiar with Farnell obviously. 7 ? sections now I think it is. All
    printed on 'rice paper'. Bloody heavy too .

    Graham
     
  14. John Miles

    John Miles Guest

    Every time I get one of their new-and-improved catalogs in the mail, I'm
    reminded that NOW is the "good old days." It would take a dozen career-
    lifetimes to exhaust the creative possibilities in that catalog.

    -- jm
     
  15. Joel Kolstad

    Joel Kolstad Guest

    McMaster-Carr's catalog is in that same ballpark and darned difficult to get a
    copy of... many end up buying them on eBay!
     
  16. Not quite free, but I think the Thomas Register has them all beat.


    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  17. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello John,
    Absolutely. Even the old stuff is so cheap compared to the 70's. We can
    now buy ten 2N3904 for under $1.50 at Digikey. In the 70's I could not
    even buy one for that, and $1.50 was a lot more money back then.

    If we need a blazingly fast inverter they'll sell you the AUP1G06 for
    under 50c. When I was young I had to canvass the streets on my bicycle
    until I had scrapped enough AF139 transistors out of discarded TV sets
    to built the same type circuit. Buying them was completely out of the
    question since that would have swallowed more than a month's allowance.

    Come to think of it, we didn't even have Digikey. We had a 15 mile trip
    by bicycle into town hoping the electronics surplus store there carried
    the needed part or something that could be kludged in. And that it was
    somehow affordable.

    Regards, Joerg
     
  18. Joel Kolstad

    Joel Kolstad Guest

    ....because that's (almost) what everyone else had to do as well. These days I
    think that part of the reason that analog design engineering is becoming a
    lost art is that, compared to the advances in performing digital design (where
    you can literally build your own CPU in Verilog in VHDL in a day), analog
    design is still relatively slow.

    Joerg, I think you'd be a good candidate to write a book as well! (I want to
    believe that with todays cheap processors and high speed logic, with creative
    analog design one should be able to build stuff like "do it at home"
    ultrasound machines to sell to expectant mothers or something for, I dunno,
    $149... and I figure you're the guy to be able to pull off the analog part of
    the design on the cheap. :) )

    ---Joel
     
  19. Guest

    Mm, but Home Depot reflects the fact that a large number of people
    doing that kind of home improvement work professionally are
    Spanish-speaking.

    If Digi-Key's catalog went bilingual, I'd expect it to be in Hindi and
    Chinese.
     
  20. Joerg wrote...
    Hey, you were lucky to have a bicycle. And, we didn't even
    have a town. How bad was it? It was sooo bad....
     
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