I know it would be labor intensive and it will take a true believer to review all that if it doesn't get stuffed into a legacy thread. If someone did write something up, I would hope they post their idea for a few rounds of discussing the pros and cons before presenting something to jrap. Worst case scenario is it's not done, but, it does provide an interesting basis on how one would approach doing that type of forum.If we did decide to go that route -- and there are pros and cons, as always -- then we probably would not make any effort to reorganize existing threads (I'm expressing my personal hypothesis, now, not some consensus view).
It could be an interesting exercise. I can think of three books I would juxtapose to see how that authors went from zero to something. My three books would be Electronic Communications by Shrader, Art of Electronics by Horowitz and Hill, NEETS by the navy. NEETS and Electronic Communications go from the basics onward, and I know chapter 1 in AOE doesn't start with the same basics as the other two. I'm sure AOE was written with those basics as a pre-requisite to the book. I'd even throw in the eBooks used on this site in the mix.
I don't expect that idea to go anywhere. I mentioned the four books I would use ... do you have a few favorites WBahn?