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

From: Ben Franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Thu Apr 25 10:23:51 2002

Andy Holt wrote:
> > I've been going to hamfest for a LOT of years and one thing
> > that I've noticed is that there's practically zero interest in
> > building stuff any more. Parts and tools that used to be very
> > sought after now go begging.
> I'll agree - but perhaps the main reason is that modern components are
> almost impossible for the home builder ... and only the odd few (Tony? :-)
> want to spend lots of time and a fair bit of money to build something that
> is usually less capable than a less expensive commercial product.

Still things that are mechanical and less mass market are built today.
When was the last time you built a TV?
Most people today just have children watch tv or surf the net rather
than encourage other activities.
BTW Nuclear fusion on the small scale in a interesting hobby for the
man who has done everything.

Ben Franchuk - Dawn * 12/24 bit cpu *
Received on Thu Apr 25 2002 - 10:23:51 BST

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