Chapter 17, "There’s no place like home"
Jim's final chapter in the second book discusses the importance of having a home laboratory. "I estimate that about 90% of my work output has occurred in a home lab... A lot of work time is spent on unplanned and parasitic activities. Phone calls, interruptions, meetings, and just plain gossiping eat up obscene amounts of time."
The chapter is filled with great advice. In the following pages, he discusses the requirements for a home lab, including oscilloscopes ("Types 547 and 556 are magnificent machines"), probes ("It's too embarrassing to print how many probes I own."), power supplies, signal sources ("The Hewlett-Packard 200 series sine wave oscillators are excellent, cheap, and easily repaired."), voltmeters (Fluke handhelds and the HP3400A, of course), and other instruments.
The chapter is peppered with glamor shots of his home lab, such as the one below.