Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Transistor: a Cinderella Story.

Transistor is arguably one of the greatest inventions of all time. Today, all computers, including mobile phones, use electronic chips that comprise billions of transistors. Nevertheless, when the transistor was invented it received very little attention from the general public. On July 1, 1948, The New York Times published a short note about the invention at the bottom of The News of Radio section, p.46. (see below).
I find it remarkable that this announcement of a great invention sits side by side with trivialities (on the left above). It makes you think that really important technology news never appear on page 1.

tags: invention, innovation, course, media, technology

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