[rescue] Tektronix 4051 software?

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Fri Jul 22 11:21:39 CDT 2016

On Fri, 22 Jul 2016, John Hudak wrote:

> I personally don't like the abstraction they used both for hardware
> devices and the language interface.

Arduino is Visual BASIC for hardware.

And, like VB, it has a great place in prototyping, being a tool for
nonprofessionals, and in getting one's feet wet, but it's definitely the
shallow end of the pool.

> I teach embedded systems programming at the college level - if anyone uses
> an arduino for a project I automatically flunk them...and they know that
> going in.

Well yeah.  You wouldn't allow a model-based code generator (unless the
student wrote it), either.

> This isn't the place to rant about arduino...sorry about the flame....

Nah, we get it.  Dinking with Arduino has become "hardware engineering" in
pop culture like playing with HTML became "programming" in pop culture 20
years ago.  Participation trophies are irksome like that.

Jonathan Patschke
Austin, TX

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