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OFF TO A GOOD START
I wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you that
I found the January ‘06 issue to be particularly good. As
a long-time 'dabbler' in electronics, I found a number of
articles in that issue that were very interesting. The “
Per-ceptron” circuit, the “Getting Started with PICs” article,
and the article on analog synthesizers were all great,
particularly because of their emphasis on the basics of
these technologies. While I know you have a strong
following of serious hobbyists and professionals in the
area of electronics, please always remember that there is
also an audience out here who like to learn and play from
a more introductory or intermediate level.
Thanks again for a great issue.
Round Rock, TX
FRUSTRATED WITH FORMAT
In reference to "Reader Feedback" "Format Folly" Dec.
issue, I fully agree with Len Taddei. The new format is a
mess!!! I don't like it!!! The little pictures and things take
up half the space. There is no need for it!! You have to try
and read around the photos. I don't know where you are
going but it is in the wrong direction!! I don't really like
your thick paper insert but it is the only one. If you start
putting in those cards, then you can count me out as a
customer. I have enjoyed NV over the years. And, for the
record, it's the only magazine I get. Please go back to the
old format, before November.
PUZZLED BY PERCEIVED PREJUDICE
As a long time subscriber to Nuts & Volts, I am
puzzled and offended by the misogynist contents of the
recent columns from Gerald Fonte.
I did not subscribe to a men's magazine, but to an
electronic tinkerer magazine, where I thought prejudice
would be kept out of the presentation of circuits and applications, not discussing whether women's supposedly
better verbal ability to describe colors is due to an innate
superficiality that makes them slaves to fashion and fads.
I hope that similar comments about race, national origin,
and religion will not also be printed in the future in your
publication. They have no place in it either.
Our nation's economic and intellectual future
depends on the motivation of both young women and
men. Do not discourage women from buying your
magazine by publishing comments clearly conveying
the message that women are not motivated in this
field because of some innate inferiority. It is untrue,
prejudicial and hateful.
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