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The reasons behind my opinions

Posted by Bill G. on 04/06/2009 17:16

Hi Thomas,
Your essay reminds me of the time as a kid I opened an Airline 62-99 for the first time.
Inside I was amazed to find out how decorated the components were. Why, I wondered would a company spend art decroating a 3uF, 300 volt capacitor. It was like they were celebrating this wonderful thing, a 3 uF 300 volt capacitor.
At the age of 14, however, I didn't think this way. The 3 uF 300 volt capacitor wasn't wonderful. It was dried out and dead. I replaced it and threw it in the trash. I then replaced all the other dead capacitors. The radio worked!
Thirty years later I opened it up to fix it because it didn't work any more. The sense of amazement wasn't there. The now dead capacitors were drab. I then thought that throwing away those wonderful little works of art had been a mistake.
Of course I got it to work again, but it wasn't the same.

Best Regards,

Bill



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