There is a Rarely Asked Questions by John Ardizzoni called "Amplifier, Attenuator or Both"?
He mentions in the final line .... "but that will have to wait for another RAQ".
He also mentions in a box at the bottom of the article, "To learn more about Amplifiers as Attenuators (see this link)". The link is dead.
Is there anything more that he produced on the topic that I can access?