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Tektronix

Started by bitrex September 23, 2019
On Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:03:26 AM UTC-4, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Sep 2019 10:33:29 +0300, Tauno Voipio > <tauno.voipio@notused.fi.invalid> wrote: > > >On 23.9.19 09:09, bitrex wrote: > >> the first sentence on the "Oscilloscopes" page of Tek's current web site > >> says: > >> > >> "What is an oscilloscope? > >> > >> The oscilloscope is basically a graph-displaying device &ndash; it draws a > >> graph of an electrical signal. In most applications, the graph shows how > >> signals change over time." > >> > >> Yo, what the fuck happened to this company? > > > > > >It's not the company, but their customers - the new engineers. > > No, Tek has deteriorated. We buy Rigol. If you're going to get a scope > designed, programmed, and built in China, why pay Tek to be the > middleman? It's not as if they can provide much support. > > https://www.rigolna.com/products/digital-oscilloscopes/ > > Hey, they assume that we already know what an oscilloscope is.
Tek was bought by Danaher. I really like my new keysight 'scope. DSOX1102G. I say they have a four channel version. George H.
On 9/23/19 10:03 AM, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Sep 2019 10:33:29 +0300, Tauno Voipio > <tauno.voipio@notused.fi.invalid> wrote: > >> On 23.9.19 09:09, bitrex wrote: >>> the first sentence on the "Oscilloscopes" page of Tek's current web site >>> says: >>> >>> "What is an oscilloscope? >>> >>> The oscilloscope is basically a graph-displaying device &ndash; it draws a >>> graph of an electrical signal. In most applications, the graph shows how >>> signals change over time." >>> >>> Yo, what the fuck happened to this company? >> >> >> It's not the company, but their customers - the new engineers. > > No, Tek has deteriorated. We buy Rigol. If you're going to get a scope > designed, programmed, and built in China, why pay Tek to be the > middleman? It's not as if they can provide much support. > > https://www.rigolna.com/products/digital-oscilloscopes/ > > Hey, they assume that we already know what an oscilloscope is. >
Yeah beyond just having some really questionable advertising copy their "budget" 'scopes seem really overpriced for what they offer. Maybe they think "Nobody ever got fired for buying Tek!" eeeehh...idk about that it worked for IBM but Rigol very much gives them a run for the money. I didn't fire myself for buying mostly Rigol.
jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:

> Bean counters in charge of everything.
Those couldn't care less what an oscilloscope is. Best
On Tue, 24 Sep 2019 00:14:25 +0200, Piotr Wyderski
<peter.pan@neverland.mil> wrote:

>jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote: > >> Bean counters in charge of everything. > >Those couldn't care less what an oscilloscope is. > > Best
It's a common pattern: short-term monetize a brand name. Sell cheap imports at high prices and don't worry much about the long-term damage.
The rot has been going on for a long time. One of the sadder days in my career was in 2005 when I had to explain to a room-full of _Tek_factory_engineers_ that a scope lives and dies by its step response. 

Tek tried to hire me in 1987, back when analog giants such as Battjes, Hollister, Traa, and Getreu still worked there. That would have been a lot of fun, but it wasn't as good as IBM Watson.

Tek never made enough revenue per employee to pay properly.  

Cheers

Phil Hobbs

jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote in 
news:e6lhoelclj7vkkt83filhvj8qj0kt0j7ce@4ax.com:

>> Johnny is an idiot. > > Have you tried a Rigol scope? >
I said nothing about any other maker, Rigol included. I said that your assertion about Tek makes you decidedly stupid. An idiot, in fact.
John Larkin <jlarkin@highland_atwork_technology.com> wrote in 
news:chiioehj6stkvhlm64bck5n8c33j9cfrdc@4ax.com:

> On Tue, 24 Sep 2019 00:14:25 +0200, Piotr Wyderski > <peter.pan@neverland.mil> wrote: > >>jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote: >> >>> Bean counters in charge of everything. >> >>Those couldn't care less what an oscilloscope is. >> >> Best > > It's a common pattern: short-term monetize a brand name. Sell cheap > imports at high prices and don't worry much about the long-term > damage.
Yeah, I am sure that is their business model. You are truly brainless.
On Mon, 23 Sep 2019 22:57:18 +0000 (UTC),
DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno@decadence.org wrote:

>jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote in >news:e6lhoelclj7vkkt83filhvj8qj0kt0j7ce@4ax.com: > >>> Johnny is an idiot. >> >> Have you tried a Rigol scope? >> > > I said nothing about any other maker, Rigol included. > > I said that your assertion about Tek makes you decidedly stupid. >An idiot, in fact.
OK, keep buying over-priced buggy imported equipment from companies that used to be good.
tirsdag den 24. september 2019 kl. 00.44.22 UTC+2 skrev John Larkin:
> On Tue, 24 Sep 2019 00:14:25 +0200, Piotr Wyderski > <peter.pan@neverland.mil> wrote: > > >jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote: > > > >> Bean counters in charge of everything. > > > >Those couldn't care less what an oscilloscope is. > > > > Best > > It's a common pattern: short-term monetize a brand name. Sell cheap > imports at high prices and don't worry much about the long-term > damage.
they will have exercised their stock options and moved on before the long-term damage hits so that's someone else&rsquo;s problem
On Mon, 23 Sep 2019 23:03:55 +0000 (UTC),
DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno@decadence.org wrote:

>John Larkin <jlarkin@highland_atwork_technology.com> wrote in >news:chiioehj6stkvhlm64bck5n8c33j9cfrdc@4ax.com: > >> On Tue, 24 Sep 2019 00:14:25 +0200, Piotr Wyderski >> <peter.pan@neverland.mil> wrote: >> >>>jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote: >>> >>>> Bean counters in charge of everything. >>> >>>Those couldn't care less what an oscilloscope is. >>> >>> Best >> >> It's a common pattern: short-term monetize a brand name. Sell cheap >> imports at high prices and don't worry much about the long-term >> damage. > > Yeah, I am sure that is their business model. You are truly >brainless.
What kind of oscilloscope do you have?