Re: [SI-LIST] : si-list FAQ

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From: Sainath Nimmagadda (sainath@lsil.com)
Date: Wed Feb 02 2000 - 14:06:35 PST


Nice idea. I was planning to do a FAQ type study on available simulation tools anyway. I would like to spend some personal time on this sub-part. I guess
there would be others who might be interested to contribute to this sub-part. It would be nice if we come up with some format for this project.

Sainath

Ray Anderson wrote:

> While cruising around the floor at Designcon 2000 in
> Santa Clara yesterday I had the opportunity to meet and
> speak with a number of si-list subscribers.
>
> One topic that kept surfacing was the need for a FAQ
> (Frequently Asked Questions) document regarding SI topics.
>
> Over the past months and years a tremendous volume of
> good, cutting edge info regarding SI topics has passed
> through the list. While this message traffic is archived
> at a web site, it isn't always easy or convenient to go
> searching through thousands of messages to find what you
> may be looking for.
>
> In particular, a good FAQ document would be very useful to
> new subscribers who haven't been monitoring past list traffic
> or even know about the archives. A good set of questions and
> answers might eliminate the constant re-asking of the same questions.
>
> So, if one believes a good FAQ would be beneficial for
> whatever reason, we now have to ask: what are the really
> pertinent questions and topics to put in the document, and
> perhaps even more important, who is going to answer them.
>
> A good number of appropriate topics and questions can be
> identified by dredging through the past list traffic and
> noting what continually has become a topic of discussion.
> Probably the answers for some of those topics could be
> extracted from the same archives.
>
> I don't believe any one person has enough time to put all this
> together (I know I don't), but the thought occured that if
> a number of cognizant volunteers were each to handle a topic
> and compile some sub-part of a total FAQ then we could merge
> them all together into a composite document.
>
> It would be sent out automatically whenever someone newly
> subscribes, and would also be available on the web site.
>
> With all of the verbage I've just written in mind, I'd like to
> float the idea to the list and see what the general take is
> on the idea. Perhaps list discussion stemming from this
> will provide some topic areas and/or questions that people
> feel should be included. And if anyone feels really strongly
> about any particular area, they could volunteer their services
> to write a bit of the FAQ (or not :)
>
> So, what do you think ?????
>
> -Ray Anderson
> Sun Microsystems
> defined, and
>
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