Hello and Welcome

I would like to welcome you here to our first blog post. I am hoping you will be a little entertained, and stay around long enough to see something new grow on these pages.

First off, here are some assumptions I am making about you. The fact you found your way to this web site means you either know me (hi), or you build, work with or sell electronics, specifically including printed circuit boards. Assuming your an electronics professional means you know the technical terms of the industry, so we can speak to each other in an open and honest way.

Now, I don't know what tool you are using to build your schematics. Maybe it is a free tool, or one of the huge dollar per seat tools. I am willing to bet the last time you built or edited, or even looked at a schematic, you used swear words you would not say in front of your mother.

We are men of action, lies do not become us. - Westley from the Princess Bride

The current state of the art in Schematic capture smells like dead week old fish. There, I said it.

What can we do to fix it?

Our first step is to change the language we use to describe the real work. If your time is spent drawing schematics, a lot of that time is wasted. Let's agree to stop using the term schematic.

Not drawing schematics? Not anymore. But if there is no schematic, how does the board get build? Let me explain.

Next post will get you to stop drawing boxes. Stay tuned, more to come.