"R.I.P. for D.I.Y."

From: Marvin Johnston <marvin_at_rain.org>
Date: Wed Apr 24 19:01:39 2002

I got this URL for an article in Scientific American that seems
appropriate for this group :). The last paragraph reads:

"Evidently, the something-for-everyone model epitomized by Heathkit and
the Amateur Scientist column can't compete anymore. Specialized sources
and Internet newsgroups cater to each skill level. But much of the
mentoring and serendipity that the diverse community of amateurs offered
has been lost. It is hard not to regret its passing."

Received on Wed Apr 24 2002 - 19:01:39 BST

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