Thursday, June 16, 2005

Batteries in a Portable World. This book by Isidor Buchman is written for the non-engineer, well-written and very helpful. You can buy it (its on Amazon) or you can go here and read it for free.

Here is what Buchman says in his "Author's Note" at the beginning of the book:

"In the battery field, there is no black and white, but many shades of gray. In fact, the battery behaves much like a human being. It is mystical, unexplainable and can never be fully understood. For some users, the battery causes no problems at all, for others it is nothing but a problem. Perhaps a comparison can be made with the aspirin. For some, it works to remedy a headache, for others the headache gets worse. And no one knows exactly why."

Here is an engineer who must have had a good liberal arts, undergradute education.

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