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From: Bill Sudbrink <bills_at_adrenaline.com>
Date: Wed Dec 19 09:20:02 2001

> Story of my mom's life -- she was a master of the soldering iron, and
> top-of-the-line at Convair (wiring electrical harnesses in aircraft) and
> Swan (assembling transceivers). She had to work quickly, there was no
> margin for error, and she never made diddly, money-wise.
> I'm really grateful that she taught me how to solder at an early age,
> though ;>)

I saw a show on a local cable channel last night about the
development of radio circuit, proximity detonated, anti-aircraft
shells, before and during World War II. Every now and then we
get a really cool show on one of the college/public access channels.
Anyway, the engineers who designed the circuits could produce
them with about 30% reliability. Reliability meaning that they
work when you shoot them. They had a group of "young women" who,
according to the engineer being interviewed, called themselves the
"wench bench". The "wench bench" could produce fuses with more than
60% reliability. Remember, these are tube (valve) circuits being
installed in artillary shells (0 to Mach 2 in 0.25 seconds?).
Received on Wed Dec 19 2001 - 09:20:02 GMT

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