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….”


[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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