1947 is the year ?

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  1. Thevenin's Planet

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    This is the month for the enthusiast of electronics. "Hale!, Hale!, Hale! to Shockley,Brattain, and Bardeen.
     
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  2. JoeJester

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    That transistor is slight different than today's model. :D
     
  3. R!f@@

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    what is that thing ?
     
  4. thatoneguy

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    The very first working transistor.
     
  5. R!f@@

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    Son of a gun...

    No kiddin.....
     
  6. Adjuster

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    It took a surprisingly long time for the importance of the transistor to be recognised, particularly by those involved in the valve (vacuum tube) industry. This is a quotation from a document entitled "Report on the Supply of Electronic Valves and Cathode Ray Tubes" ordered by The House of Commons (UK Parliament) to be printed 20th December 1956. No doubt the information was gathered somewhat earlier.
    http://www.competition-commission.org.uk/rep_pub/reports/1950_1959/fulltext/020c01.pdf

    It is interesting that no mention is made of computing, despite the fact that transistorized computers were under development for a few years before this report was published. I wonder if the next really revolutionary advance in technology will be as slow to reveal its full potential?
     
  7. JoeJester

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    R!f@@,

    Imagine the IC chip with 50,000 of those transistors.
     
  8. Thevenin's Planet

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    One small device that became a gaint leap for human kind. And it all happen on Dec. 23. 1947. It do pays to do homework even though school is no longer in the class room.
     
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  10. Wendy

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    I hate the conspiracy stuff, because it diminishes the human race a imitators, not inventors. Fact is we are running with these inventions as fast as possible, with a logical progression where it can be shown one invention led to another.
     
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