From: David Instone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 08 2000 - 01:55:56 PST
> By the way, can someone enlighten me on how 0.062" came to be the standard
> board thickness.
Maybe because it's 1/16 inch? also pretty close to 16swg (not awg) and,
odd coincidence, 1.6mm.
I can remember pcbs with valve ( thermionic FETs?) sockets mounted on
them, you needed the rigidity then.
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