BNC's and Phonos!


From: Mel Evans (
Date: Sat Nov 28 1998 - 06:23:26 EST

OK gang,

The spouse and I travel to Sapin from the UK twp or three times a year. As
you know, the UK is an island which means we can take a ferry that lasts 12
hours, or one that lasts about 35 hours direct to Spain. (the 12 hour one
still leaves us about a 15 hour drive time from the North of France)

I can get a cabin from $40 each up to about $150 each. I always take the
$150 one. YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! The $40 cabins are adequate, but
small, windowless, usually next to the elevator shaft, or worse the engines
shaft, and invariably down in the bowels of the ship, and with very small
shower and toilet accomodation. By comparison, the $150 cabins are paradise!

Same with connectors. Pay the extra, a few cents per project, and use a
decent connector. Fine on Collins and the S-line etc., etc., but would
someone from Collins design department still use phonos today if they were
designing from scratch? I think not.

There's an old saying you may or may not have over your side of the water,
it goes:-

"Don't spoil the ship for a ha'penny worth of tar"

which you could probably translate as a "half cent worth of tar"

Soapbox mode off.

regards, and no personals intended, or taken I hope?


Edinburgh Scotland UK
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