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    Re: At the centre of time
    From: Hanno Ix
    Date: 2009 Oct 20, 10:07 -0700
    Rog:

    Yes, I looked at the new chapter. And there are in fact interesting ideas.

    However, if your book is supposed to really teach then you need, in my humble opinion, to give your reader something to do: To change the patterns, to play out alternatives, to check own ideas, etc. The only thing he can do now is to work through your examples  - very difficult with your short comments -  and finally nod yes. Or disagree and write to you.

    My proposal would be to offer the reader additionally a simulation he could play with. Use what ever language you prefer for the purpose: one of those free ladder net work programs, or some logic analyzer, BASIC, whatever. This way, the reader could "build" the components along with your explanation. The components might be run individually or as subroutines. I am sure you understand the proposal. If you write one, I will check it out.

    Saying the same thing I said before in different words: The book seems more of a notebook written to jot down your own ideas than a textbook to teach others.

    Regards

    H







    --- On Tue, 10/20/09, Richard B. Langley <lang---.ca> wrote:

    From: Richard B. Langley <lang---.ca>
    Subject: [NavList 10201] At the centre of time
    To: navlist@fer3.com
    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 8:29 AM


    At the centre of time

    By Lucy Rodgers
    BBC News

    Without it international travel would be in turmoil and calling friends in faraway
    places at the right time impossible. Exactly 125 years after the Greenwich Meridian
    line was drawn, how and why did Britain become the centre of time?

    <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8266883.stm>

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    Geodetic Research Laboratory                  Web: http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
    Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering    Phone:    +1 506 453-5142
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