Archive for date: January 14, 2012

A phrase I don’t like: “Dumbing down.”

January 14, 2012 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

We’ve all heard it (and most of us have said it): “X is just a dumbed down for the masses.” Heck, I came dangerously close to saying it myself in today’s earlier rant. But I didn’t say it, and I try not to, because I think it’s not really very useful. First of all, if […]

The downside of Arduino…

January 14, 2012 | Arduino, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

First of all, I really like the Arduino. There are lots of reasons: great community, relatively inexpensive, wide hardware availability and variety, and often a good “impedance” match to projects. But there are a few design choices (both hardware and software) that can be a nuisance, especially as you try to push the limits of […]