[NTLK] Good Night and Good Luck.

From: PCBman <deepthought_at_ix.netcom.com>
Date: Wed May 10 2006 - 13:54:49 EDT

>My only remaining complaints are his so-called copying of PCBMan's
>SER-001 design. If he truly did copy it, then he owes him some
>compensation, and I would also like to see some form of reconciliation
>on this issue, but it must come, IMO, from him, not Dave. IMO, this
>would make KN a completely "reformed" entity. (can you call a person
>an entity? I guess, we are talking about his business, however.) ;-)

Well, this subject has been beaten to death over the years and I am guilty too.
To set the record straight once and for all, I have never claimed (as far as I can remember)
to have created the circuit that you all know as the SER-001. It is a reference design that
is readily available from Linear Tech - the guys who make the LTC1323.

My claim is that I designed the board layout. This did not exist before. I created it from scratch.

I am quite able to design circuits but I don't need to reinvent the wheel.

Ferdi originally bought one of my early boards then tried to return it after what I considered to be an
excessive amount of time. He then made his own copy(ies) when I wouldn't play ball.

I have had the opportunity to examine his board first hand and I am in no doubt as to the fact that it is a clone
of my original layout.

But all of this is now moot as I have decided to leave this arena.

I will be gathering all my Newton stuff and selling/giving away/trashing it all.
Why? you may ask. Well, I just have so many things that I want to do that I don't have time to do ANY of them!
I want to devote more time to my other hobbies like robotics, video editing, photography, LEGO (Yes, LEGO!), electronic music (did you know I made an album?) + 1,001 other things.

In the meantime, I will put a list togther for you all.

I still have an email box pcbman@ix.netcom.com

You can reach me there if you have a pressing need for information.

Thank you all for supporting me by word or deed throughout the years.

Good night and good luck!


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