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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Wayne Watson, Dec 29, 2005.

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  1. Wayne Watson

    Wayne Watson Guest

    I'm breezing through David Bodanis's easy to read "Electric Universe", but
    came to something of a halt on pages 181-183 about the development of the
    transistor. Shockley was the inventor, right? Hardly, but he sure knew how
    to get the credit; however, in the most round-about way imaginable, he was
    probably singlehanded responsible for the rise of Silicon Valley. Quite a
    story on those several pages. (What a jerk!)

    Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
    (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
    Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet
     
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