OT:techology

Scott Stevens chenmel at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 9 16:36:59 CST 2005


On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 23:14:28 +0000 (GMT)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell) wrote:

> > >>cheerfully build their own computer out of sand and bamboo on a
> > >desert >island given a proper vacation, or who've memorized the
> > >arcana of all >mechanical and electrical technology in the last 100
> > >years, or whom>    
> > >>
> > >  
> > >
> > Hmm  sand and bamboo  how would you do that  ?...
> 
> Well, my first thought is that sand is SiO_2, so you could try to
> reduce it to silicon and make transistors.
> 

We'd not be able to make transistors with just sand.  There are
essential doping agents.  I'm not sure arsenic can be easily extracted
from bamboo...




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