Seeking disruptive tech

Kyle Owen kylevowen at
Wed Dec 10 18:05:44 CST 2014

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:

> On 12/10/2014 01:29 PM, Roy Hirst wrote:
>> I just realized I am the same age as the transistor
> Hey, old timeer!  You were born in 1925?  Congratulations on your upcoming
> 90th!

True, the FET was patented in 1925, and it wasn't until the 1990s that it
was proven to have been built. Amazing, considering an overall lack of
knowledge of semiconductors; things like sodium and potassium really screw
with silicon during fabrication. But surely he means he was born in 1934
and is celebrating his 80th. :)


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