Branding “The Transistor”

“The transistor was probably the most important invention of the 20th Century, and the story behind the invention is one of clashing egos and top secret research….”

via PBS.org

[Shockley’s] device, the junction (sandwich) transistor, was developed in a burst of creativity and anger, mostly in a hotel room in Chicago.

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The Venerable Electromechanical Mouse

From computing pioneer Brad Meyers:

A motivation for this article is to overcome the mistaken impression that much of the important work in Human-Computer Interaction occurred in industry, and if university research in Human-Computer Interaction is not supported, then industry will just carry on anyway. This is simply not true. 

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