Re: [stella] AEENG - Atari Electronics Engineering Course

Subject: Re: [stella] AEENG - Atari Electronics Engineering Course
From: John Redant <johnredant01@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 15:11:39 -0800 (PST)
--- Aaron Bergstrom <Aaron.Bergstrom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> John,
> I think it would be a good idea. And I would
> probably take a course like 
> that if it was offered here, but since I'm in Fargo,
> ND that's a pipe 
> dream. I think you would get more interest if you
> could offer it as an 
> online course, so people around the country/world
> could take it. If your 
> college doesn't offer a service, may I suggest the
> NDSU College of 
> Continuing and Distance Ed. The work with
> instructors both on and off 
> the NDSU campus.

Good suggestion.
The reason why I suggested it would make a good
community college course is that it could be offered
real cheap. Have a look at how insane the prices are
for taking A+, MCSE and CCNA classes. Who's got money
for that? Having it offered through small colleges, we
could cut the savings down. Having it online (if
you're ambitious enough, with video streams) you can
cut it down even further. It would be great for the

> Otherwise, I think the last two sections of your
> course seem a bit 
> over-simplified. It would be nice to see some
> advanced programming 
> tricks between Atari Fundamentals and Atari Honours.

Well, it's over simplified for a reason. I'm not sure
what a teacher would do for Atari Fundamentals and
Atari Honours. I would think that were would be some
heavy theory questions in assembly or something. I
don't know. If you have any suggestions, that would be

> Also, I think it 
> would be nice if it covered NTSC, PAL, and Secam as
> well.

Let's make that into a class:
Understanding and Using various television standards

> That's my two cents anyway,
> Aaron

...and they're pretty darn good two cents too. Thanks!

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