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Electric Universe


Wayne Watson

Jan 1, 1970
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