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"The classic approach is to seek wisdom. Substantial
expertise exists but is concentrated in a small number of
corporate and academic areas. These resources are not
readily accessed by Everyman and some cynics might
suggest that they are deliberately protected by a self-
serving priesthood. A glance through conference pro-
ceedings and published literature yields either a storm of
mathematics or absurdly coy and simple little block dia-
grams that make everything look just so easy. Either way,
Everyman loses. And the poets don’t even get to try."

Application Note AN25-1 Switching Regulators for Poets,
Jim Williams / September 1987

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MECHANICUS wrote 09/11/2015 at 00:11 point

What is this? The internet age is the age of information.  No time in recorded history has ever allowed such an ease of finding information, decoding it, and applying.

Academia is easily accessible via google, even if all you can read is the abstract it gives a pretty good direction in which to proceed.

Companies like Tesla are open sourcing their patents.

Hackaday.ioInstructables.com and YouTube are exploding as the maker/hacker movement seeks to solve every little problem with everything.

September 1987 was 28 years ago, I really don't see how it applies to today, other than this project seeks to do what the description rails against. 

Maybe I am just to daft to get it, please explain.

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esot.eric wrote 09/11/2015 at 11:57 point

Did you use the "ease of finding information" of this era to find/read that Application Note? Highly recommended. In fact, I might just read it again, thanks :)

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michael d. wrote 08/22/2015 at 22:39 point

Has anyone noticed how much the graphic for this site resembles the MOLOCH! scene from the movie metropolis???

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counter.culture wrote 04/04/2015 at 21:41 point

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technolomaniac wrote 04/02/2015 at 17:48 point

First rule of alt.hackaday.io is you do not talk about alt.hackaday.io.

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 04/02/2015 at 04:41 point

Yes!

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Anool Mahidharia wrote 04/02/2015 at 04:30 point

This is the most kick-ass-est Application Note I have ever read. I wonder if we should have a series on digging up and serving App Note and Data Sheet gems to our readers.

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Jan Kaemmerling wrote 04/06/2015 at 10:56 point

Would be a great series

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