Hardware Homebrewing - electronic projects
As a high school freshman in 1978, I idolized Steve Ciarcia. Ciarcia
was a hardware hacker who wrote a column in Byte Magazine before it
went down the tubes, back when an 8" floppy drive cost as much as a decent
used car, and interfacing a cassette player to your computer for non-volatile
storage was an incredibly worthwhile thing to do. His articles seemed
so elegant and understandable to me, and were directly responsible for
making me want to learn how to do things with TTL 7400 quad-NAND chips.