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Re: [avr-chat] Re: [avr-gcc-list] OT: Like to recommend any other goo

From: Anton Erasmus
Subject: Re: [avr-chat] Re: [avr-gcc-list] OT: Like to recommend any other good AVR mailing lists?
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 22:04:17 +0200

On 18 Nov 2004 at 10:43, E. Weddington wrote:

> Dave VanHorn wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Ok, that would help.... But one also has to become a Yahoo
> >> "member". That's the last thing I need right now is another
> >> "membership".....
> >>
> >> At least with Jason's mailing lists, there are no corporate 
> >> sponsorships....
> >>
> >> Also, it would be nice not to fracture the AVR community.
> >>
> >> Anyway, thanks for the advice.
> >
> >
> > I agree on all counts.
> > I despize the "forum" approach at "freaks", and the name grates on
> > me anyway.. I'm a contractor, not a "freak".
> >
> >
> >
> LOL!
> Well, I'm a little more sanguine about it. AVR Freaks, I feel, has
> it's place. There's a number of good people there. It's a good place
> if you have fast question. I've noticed that a number of times
> questions don't get answered on avr-gcc-list, or at least it seems
> cyclical. There are times that avr-gcc-list is very quiet and then,
> like recently, a huge surge in traffic. AVR Freaks is a good place for
> newbies; they learn the ropes. I agree the name is almost embarassing,
> but I didn't choose it. One other nice thing, is that, *finally*,
> there are people from Atmel who are answering some questions on AVR
> Freaks, especially in regards to their AVR Studio software. I think
> it's getting monitored more by Atmel.

I believe that the term freak comes from the German usage where it carries 
the same meaning as fan. Hence look at the name as AVR Fans. Of course Fan comes
from fanatic, so the implication is still not too good :)

   Anton Erasmus

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