Seeking disruptive tech

Brent Hilpert hilpert at
Wed Dec 10 19:17:36 CST 2014

On 2014-Dec-10, at 3:55 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 12/10/2014 01:29 PM, Roy Hirst wrote:
>> I just realized I am the same age as the transistor (though it in fact
>> got smaller as it got older, and I did not).
>> Does anyone know please of a forum (this one?) with interest in
>> disruptive technology, i.e. components or processes that quickly changed
>> the gameplan?
> Hey, old timeer!  You were born in 1925?  Congratulations on your upcoming 90th!
> To my mind, the most disruptive technology involved materials and methods more than anything.

" I just want to say one word to you .. plastics " 

> Where would we be without, say, zone refining or epoxy (almost as old as the transistor) or plastics?  Optics certainly played a part in photolith processes.
> So-called "disruptive" technology in computing mostly happened because of improved materials and methods to manipulate them.

> So, I look at, say, graphene as potentially a very disruptive technology.
> --Chuck

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