[rescue] Re: [geeks] Cleaning out advice needed...

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Jan 22 01:11:13 CST 2003

On Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at 09:29 PM, Dan Sikorski wrote:
>>    Save the Draftmaster at all cost.
> Old plotters are useful? or is there something special about the
> draftmaster?  (i ask because i know of a few older plotters that i 
> could
> probably have for the effort of taking away.)

   Well, old plotters are pretty much identical to new plotters.  And 
new plotters are fairly heavily used in M.E. and electronics shops.  
The vector kind, that is...not the overgrown ink-jet printers which 
have almost completely replaced vector (pen) plotters in the 
architectural drafting world.

   They're also used with high-end test equipment.  Many people (myself 
included) haven't reacted too well to test equipment vendors' attempts 
to replace real test equipment with PCs and data acquisition cards 
running Windows software over the past few years.  An HP 54111D 
digitizing oscilloscope and an HP 7550A pen plotter are an unbeatable 
combination for tearing apart a fast transient signal.


Dave McGuire           "Wear whatever you want...Just don't be surprised
St. Petersburg, FL        if you wind up with a blow-gun dart in your
                            prosthetic boobies."    -Kurt Huhn

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