Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Diodes and triodes and pentodes, oh my!

This day in Nineteen Hundred and Ought Four, British engineer John Ambrose Fleming invents and patents the thermionic valve, the first vacuum tube.

And from that humble beginning flows all of modern electronics, all the way to the things that make my rantings on the Internet possible. One wonders what Mr. Fleming would think of that? :-)

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