Monday, December 03, 2007

Happy Birthday!

The Transistor at 60
The transistor became a reality in December of 1947.

. . .

But here's the too obvious example of how transistors have changed things: I'm a guy sitting in Louisiana commenting on an article in The Sydney Morning Herald to a worldwide audience. And I'm not Walter Cronkite.

Really. It often still amazes me that I can sit here in Washington state linking to articles in local newspapers from all over the world and getting comments from readers similarly farflung.

Via Insty.