ZERO knowledge on digital stuff, even less on programming languages.
Something I should be ashamed of: canīt even **simulate**
Neither Spice type circuit simulation nor speaker cabinet one.
Nor record using Pro Tools type stuff
Nor play any instrument, not even a few basic chords to test stuff.
Full or important lack of knowkledge on many other areas many might take for granted.
Some are surprised by some things I had to learn, but that happens because of 2 main reasons:
1) Iīm "wide focused" (which sounds like an oxymoron ) on many non-strictly-Electronics aspects because I needed them for actual manufacturing and lots of stuff are either plain unavailable or demand very high volume purchases which I couldnīt afford.
And many of those processes (such as making my own reverb tanks) are not complicated at all, just nobody could compete either with Accutronics because they tightly defend their patents (they successfully sent all infringers into bankruptcy) or with Belton because of their cheaper-than-peanuts price.
Now in Argentina we fly below Accutronics radar, too small a market to worry about, and every single imported tank carries a $50 fixed markup because of Freight and Tariff so even if they were *free* they canīt be sold for less than, say, $60.
I can make them for about $15 so numbers are on my side.
Same with PCBs, transformers, speakers, chassis,etc.
2) some may be surprised but Iīm VERY interested in many other aspects: Chemistry, Mechanics, Metallurgy, etc. plus I am not an EE (although I studied 2 years worth of it) but basically an Industrial Engineer (4 years worth) and MBA (1 full year) both of which explain the wide range and focusing on cost and efficiency .... which saved my skin until today.
We are currently (since last Saturday) into yet another deep crisis , USD increased in value from 42 to 61 pesos , a 45% increase (so 42% devaluation) in 1 (one) day
Oh, and Stock Exchange, a.k.a. "The Market" fell by about 46% (not a typo) ... US is deeply shocked because Dow Jones fell by 6 or 7% , Nasdaq 4 or 5% and S&P around 3%
Whatīs my point?: we are shielded against radiation, like cockroaches are, we developed different coping mechanisms such as "producing under one roof" , getting suppliers who accept small orders (they also need many small orders to survive so we help each other) and so on.
IF US Down Jones had dropped 46% in *one* day, States would be Nuking each other trying to survive.
Here? ... business as usual.