funny: write-only-memory (WOM) datasheet

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Wed Mar 1 20:25:12 CST 2006

On Wednesday 01 March 2006 05:15 am, Simon Fryer wrote:
> On 2/28/06, Tony Duell <ard at> wrote:
> > >
> >
> > For those who/ve not seen it, it was reprinted (without comments) amongst
> > some genuine data sheets in the back of _The Student Manual for the Art
> > of Electronics_. second edition. (FWIW, there are other jokes scattered
> > about in that book...)
> I always wondered to which device /dev/null pointed.

The Bit Bucket,  of course.  And heaven help those that fail to empty them 

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