[rescue] LCD monitor diagnosis

wa2egp at att.net wa2egp at att.net
Thu Apr 27 22:44:57 CDT 2006

> It's just a f*ckup.  If you played with the deck for
> any length of time, you would quickly realize that there
> is no way to rationalize the design.
> Problem is in the implementation.  Lots of MCU's doing
> little, independant tasks.  And, with flawed interfaces
> so they (in this case, the MCU that *just* watches
> the tape reels and runs the counter) don't really know
> whats going on with the user...
> <shrug>  But, I didn't buy the decks for the tape counter!  :>

Well, I hope not!  There have been many bad designs out
there.  Cars the need the engine lifted to change sparkplugs
and my personal favorite, a heated butter dish inside a 
refrigerator so the butter is not too hard to spread.  In
this case, the low tech, belt driven counter has an
advantage :)


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