Many years ago I had to give a presentation on a student project and
used the term 'cheap' to explain my choice of components. The
instructor immediately pulled me up and insisted the correct expression
was "Cost effective" (this was the civil service after all)
Mind you, whenever most of us these days hear that expression, we know
it is just a euphemism for cheap !
From: Stewart Bryant [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 2001-05-04 08:03
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: LF: Off-topic: For non-UK readers
Mike Dennison wrote:
> With apologies to UK readers, I am using this forum to survey non-UK
> amateurs about the term "on a shoestring" which the RSGB
may be using in
> the title of a future project.
This sounds worrying.
I have the view that the continual reference to "cheap"
actually does amateur
radio more harm than good. There is an importance difference
in both effectiveness
and image between cheap and economical.
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