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I don't feel that technology is going backwards. We started with
Oscar 1 which had a lifespan of mere hours. Now, we're looking at a
satellite (P3D) that when it launches will be able to do what the
designers of the first one could only dream about. In order to move
forward, we must have mistakes so we can learn. I'm really looking
forward to all the new digital birds going up and the fantastic
capabilities that they have. THIS IS HAM RADIO AT IT'S BEST!

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Jeffrey S Austin
Freshman Civil Engineering Student
Old Dominion University
http://home1.gte.net/w8jsa/index.htm
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From: Gary "Joe" Mayfield <ka0yos@choicetech.net>
To: <K3ROJAL@aol.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 10:52 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Modern Engineers


> 
> > > The failure of the Mars probe is typical nowadays with
> > > engineers just out of  college trying to build a space craft
> > > from textbooks. 
> > >  Just look at the  number of failures in all aspects of
> > > engineering.  It is not safe to be a  passenger on a train,
> > > automobile or plane.  Requirements for a degree in 
> > > engineering have been lowered to the level of a high school
> > > degree of forty years ago thanks to our government trying to
> > > educate minorities who will  never have the desire or energy
> > > to keep this country running. ---- 
> 
> 
> Is this why technology continues to go backwards?  I can't wait to
> replace my Pentium with an abacus!  
> 
> My Thoughts Alone,
> Joe
> 
> 
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