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What were they thinking: Overly complex design

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JeffL_2
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JeffL_2   6/3/2013 3:44:39 PM
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I recall seeing all kinds of hideously overdesigned hardware back in the 80's. Usually this was found in military projects where the contractor was billing outright for development time, but even in commercial work you used to see all manner of bizarre "exploits" used to avoid the dreaded "select in test" designation on a part simply because some particular parameter wasn't typically specified on the data sheet, and the mandate was "commercial spec only". It's almost comical going through these older designs trying to puzzle through which parameter they were trying to avoid having to specify!

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LindsayF   5/31/2013 9:44:35 PM
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But it's not a birthday cake without the involuntary expectorate! Too funny...I imagine patent lawyers have seen it all!

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