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Re: Appliance operators [was: Re: dual boot PCs]




Just a slight correction so as not to get it totally wrong - computers are
just electronics - integrated circuits etc packaged to perform a specific
task - lets not make computers out to be the be all end all they are just
another tool full of electronics.

Amateur radio is supposed to be electronics and related disciplines not
black boxes - (being either radios OR computers)

Just my two cents worth

Rex  VK8RH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Leber (K3XS)" <maggie@voicenet.com>
To: "laura halliday" <marsgal42@hotmail.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: 5 January 2001 12:29
Subject: [amsat-bb] Appliance operators [was: Re: dual boot PCs]


> laura halliday wrote:
>
> > I find this thread actually *is* vaguely AMSAT-related.
> > A certain curiosity, a willingness to look under the
> > hood and delve in to technical details, rather than
> > merely being a consumer...
>
> Funny, I just had someone tell me off-list that most sat ops *are*
appliance
> operators, in response to my "no schematic/box welded shut" radio analogy
to
> secret source software.
>
> That seemed odd to me. The AMSAT crowd as a whole seem to me like a fairly
> technically hip bunch, and even in amateur radio today I don't believe
it's
> possible to really be technically proficient without some part of that
> proficiency being digital and involving programming. Computers *are*
electronic,
> y'know? And radios (and everything else electronic) are looking more and
more
> like computers every day.
>
> Once again, I'll say (because a bunch of people liked it the first time I
said
> it) "In ten years, 'no-code' will probably mean a completely different
> thing when applied to a radio amateur. If we're still here."
>
>  73 de Maggie K3XS
>
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