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Jeez, we really hate to get "corporate"
here, but some things need to be spelled out. Here's our mission:
1. There is a huge amount of
microwave engineering information out there. Somebody needs to put
the best of it into one place for everyone to access without wasting
hours using a search engine. That's us, that's why we're here, working
on Microwaves101, every day.
2. Paper textbooks grow out of
date as soon as they are printed. An encyclopedia of knowledge on
the world-wide web can be updated every day, like Clyde McPhatter's
Love, it never grows old. It's a beautiful thing!
3. Yes, we do put stuff up "before
it's ready". We find it convenient to edit stuff on line. If
a page is messed up it will contain sufficient warnings. Maybe you
can help by supplying missing content?
4. The content on Microwaves101
is described by the following mix:
Useful microwave information
Humor, musical references, links to Youtube videos and other
Historical stuff - 15%
Advertising - 2% (but we wish it was more!)
The remainder of 3% is stuff
we've misplaced... and thanks to Slav for checking our math!
5. Engineers are cheapskates
and they work for cheapskate companies. They would never use this
site if we tried to charge them. So we don't. Microwaves101 is free
6. While we're on the subject
of our users, we respect every reader's privacy. We don't ask you
to fill out surveys or other nonsense, which reveal your personal
information. You are as anonymous as you want to be, if you are
just visiting, asking a question on our message board, or contacting
us for additional information. For those of you who sign up for
our newsletter: don't worry, we will never sell your information
to any other entity. We promise spam-free, and we mean it.
7. We are here to help. If you
can't get a response on the message board, send a question directly
to the Unknown Editor at UE@microwaves101.com.
He's a busy dude but he will try to get back to you in a few days.
Feel free to send a second email if you don't get a response, sometimes
we lose messages among the hundreds of spam emails we receive each
day. Hint: put a microwave topic in the title, like "Help me
with circulators". If you send an email with no title, chances
are no one will ever read it.
8. In order to make all this
work, some people have to pay for it. These people are called sponsors.
They pay for advertising on the site, and contribute technical content
on their area of expertise. Please visit their web sites, and contact
them for more information on their topics, and products!
9. If we don't like a vendor
or a product, we will tell you so. No trade
rag has ever made that promise.
10. On-line content provided
by vendors is useful technical information, not cheesy product releases.
Attention suppliers: please don't send us any product release notes,
there are many other outlets for
this type of advertising.
11. Unlike many (if not most)
other web sites, we never pop up any advertisements, and very rarely
pop up any of our own pages. The browser window you opened Microwaves101
with won't multiply, and when we lead you to a vendor's site, you
leave our site. They might use pop ups, but that's out of
12. Although we have been known
to use some politically incorrect humor, you will never find anything
here that is patently offensive or pornographic, nor would we ever
link to anything like that. But if you can't take a joke, maybe
you can find a more professional microwaves web site, or develop
one yourself. RF Cafe, anyone?
That's the Top Ten (with two
to spare) of our mission statement, which is subject to change by
the hour. Now do you get it?
- The Management of Microwaves101