I stumbled across this page on old transistors from a hobbyist perspective. I thought some people might like it: http://transistorhistory.50webs.com/. -- David Griffith dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?