@redneck_happy Considering those equipment typically costs 10,000+ USD, having good serviceability and documentation is to be expected.
Nowadays, comparable equipment only a fraction of the original price with high integration, is undeniably a true improvement, some serviceability is definitely lost, I think it's fair enough bargain.
However, the only problem is: many manufacturers are going full-Apple style with _negative_ maintainability...
Having grown up around this stuff, not quite so. I've seen this level of documentation for things ranging from toaster ovens all the way up to home computers. The Commodore 64 and 128 programmers reference manuals come with complete schematics for their respective platforms, plus datasheets for all the custom parts inside.
TVs and radios used to even have these details on a sticker *inside* the chassis at one time.
I thought things would be more “put together” when i got to industry.
now that I’m here for a few years it’s apparently to me how many people operate with a very shallow understanding of science, engineering, etc.
Most people do mediocre work because they’re overworked and excellent work isn’t worth doing when you’re overworked.