One more screwup with the Ace...

From: ben franchuk <>
Date: Tue Dec 10 17:04:00 2002

J.C.Wren wrote:
> Phil,
> Most likely the board was designed for low cost. If there is no
> soldermask, larger annular rings increase the chance of solder bridges
> during manufacturing. But more likely, smaller annular rings were used to
> reduce the amount of solder needed, thus lowering the cost. I don't believe
> they Ace nor the ZX81 nor any of that genre of computers was designed to be
> repaired. They were designed to be produced as cheaply as possible.

   Or any computers made since then! Cheap Cheap Cheap.!
Received on Tue Dec 10 2002 - 17:04:00 GMT

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