.I.P. for D.I.Y.

From: Douglas H. Quebbeman <dquebbeman_at_acm.org>
Date: Wed Apr 24 20:50:29 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."

Well, I didn't know this about Edmund Scientific. Crap. I've
been looking for the older catalogs, now even the more recent
ones I've got will become collectable unobtainium.

Where will I buy water wetter?
Where will I buy Nitonol wire?
Where will I buy flock paper?
Where will I buy cheap assortment of lab glassware?
Where will I buy an ultrasonic cleaner?
Where will I buy a good Chinese microscope?

and so on...

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