Computer in 1900

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Fri Feb 15 09:40:20 CST 2008

>  I expect that isolated testing / fine-tuning before feeding the components
>  into the production area would help a lot, though. Screen out the faulty /
>  really bad stuff, and tweak the marginal bits to produce components that are a
>  bit more uniform in performance.

Stability is also a huge issue. Early tubes generally needed constant
adjustment while operating. Screening Audions would help somewhat, but
five minutes after the screening of new parts, you would end up with a
bunch of mismatched tubes again.


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