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Monthly Aphorism: On Buying Test Equipment

  • When you’re buying test equipment, buy all the options.

Mad Phil taught me, long ago, to buy everything available in one package, rather than try to figure out what you’ll eventually need and go through the justification process for each piece you forgot.

That applied in a corporate setting, but it’s worth pondering even for your own gear: you’re likely to own it longer than the company producing it will offer parts.

Or, these days, it’s more likely you’ll outlive the company…

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