Ohms is a regular feature of Design News that presents submissions from
readers about troubleshooting challenges and how they were solved.
Computer Shuts Down Unless You're Wearing Leather
reminds us of
how far we have come with ESD protection. I remember how back in the
1980s, on a mission to demonstrate the vulnerability to non-believers,
a group of techs (me included) would scuff our shoes on carpet and touch
our fingers to
keyboards causing them to glitch or shut down. Then, we'd
remark on how the
typewriter on the adjoining desk would never do that.
No, I don't long for the return of the typewriter.
Posted January 2013