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[DPRG] voltage multiplier for NMOS Hbridge

Subject: [DPRG] voltage multiplier for NMOS Hbridge
From: R. Bickle rbickle at swbell.net
Date: Thu Jun 26 16:56:00 CDT 2003

"The Art of Electronics" is my bible. I keep it handy at all times.
Great book for practical application of circuits, not just theory.

Rick J. Bickle
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-----Original Message-----
>From: dprglist-admin at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-admin at dprg.org] On Behalf
Of R. Steven Rainwater
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 12:54 PM
To: dprglist at dprg.org
Subject: Re: [DPRG] voltage multiplier for NMOS Hbridge


On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 09:46:47 -0700, Ted Huntington wrote:
>> >>I'd highly recommend "The Art of Electronics" by Horowitz and Hill.
>>
>> > I am not sure how much art is involved in electronics, but some 
>> > great things have crappy titles.
>>
>> Have you thought about the art of creativity that is needed to come 
>> of with new and clever designs?  Also what about the skill in putting

>> together fundamental circuit blocks to solve problems?
>
>I simply think the word "art" is kind of abstract and has often been 
>used to justify fascism or is simply an abstract individual opinion. 
>What one person calls art, a different person may call useless.  I do 
>appreciate clever designs and creative ideas, I just think that I would

>not call that art.

I have to throw in my 2 cents... My dictionary defines art as:
1) skill aquired by experience 2) a branch of learning 3) the systematic
use of knowledge or skill in making or doing things
4) the use of skill and imagination in the production of things of
beauty

I would say that by any of those four definitions, both robotics and
electronics, when done well, qualify as art. So the book's title is
actually very appropriate. I'm not sure how doing something well
justifies fascism though. It seems a bit of a 
stretch to me to claim that wanting to design a clever h-bridge or a
nicely composed painting justifies a repressive autocratic goverment
with a dicatorial leader. ;-)

-Steve

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"As you struggle to save humanity be sure to avoid electrodes in your
path"  -- Robotron 2084


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