RE: [SI-LIST] : SI FAQ Proposal

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From: Grasso, Charles (Chaz) (GrassC@LOUISVILLE.STORTEK.COM)
Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 10:05:36 PDT


Doesn't the archive list function as a quasi FAQ?

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From: Andrew Phillips [mailto:andrew@scs.ch]
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 7:31 AM
To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
Subject: Re: [SI-LIST] : SI FAQ Proposal

"D. C. Sessions" wrote:

>
> The point of a FAQ isn't so much to be a tutorial as it is to avoid
> rehashing the same issues over and over as new people join the list.
> Thus, it _should_ be targeted at those issues which, for whatever
> reason, keep coming back. (Can you say "20H Rule?")

I put together the website ( http://www.scs.ch/~andrew/hsdd/hsdd.html ) in
order to help everyone build a set of information that would answer the most
frequently asked questions relating to signal
integrity and/or high-speed digital design.

I also know, for myself at least, that there are lots of
not-so-frequently-asked-yet-still-valid questions that come up all the time.
I often have trouble finding where the heck to start looking for
answers. Sometimes I didnt even think of the question until someone else
asked it. The SI-list is of course one of the best places to go
looking/asking. I think it would be good to include as much of this
info as possible as well - before such questions really do become frequently
asked. Comments?

I am hoping that as (if?) this thing gets going this information will build
into a really groovy collection of info and pointers to great resources
currently scattered around the internet. Please help!

>
>
> Now if someone -- especially a senior list member -- would just make
> up a short list of the topics most likely to come back from the grave...
>

What might be easier (or quicker) is if people send me (andrew@scs.ch) - or
one of the people who have already volunteered to be involved with a
particular topic (see site) - rather than the whole list -
at least one question that they would like to see answered (even better if
they can provide a good answer). I'll start assembling them - and hope that
over time they will be adjusted and scrutinised as
necessary. In my experience it's easiest to move these kind of things along
in an evolutionary manner.

Please comment on the site if you have time - the more input the better it
will get for all. Thanks to the people who have so far volunteered to get
involved - more needed!

Cheers,
Andrew Phillips
Supercomputing Systems AG
Zurich Switzerland

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