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Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 20:12:29 +0200
From: Steve O'Hara-Smith
Subject: Re: Digital divide by ten, 1949 style
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On 19 Sep 2002 08:59:33 -0700
firstname.lastname@example.org (Tim Shoppa) wrote:
TS> shows a one-of-five neon-lamp ring oscillator. Now an oscillator
TS> isn't a counter, but your point that neon lamps are themselves active
TS> devices(if it can oscillate, it can amplify) is appreciated.
I think you'd be going some to get a neon to amplify, it's a
voltage controlled switch with hysteresis. It'll amplify a square wave
I suppose, but linearity is not going to be a feature.
Now someone amaze us with a HiFi preamp made out of neons just
to prove me wrong.
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