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From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Digital divide by ten, 1949 style
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 22:06:38 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 05:52:38 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Charlie Gibbs
wrote (in <958.36T240T10403813@kltpzyxm.invali
d>) about 'Digital divide by ten, 1949 style', on Sat, 28 Sep 2002:
>In article <3D95C79C.FBB9ACA9@ev1.net> firstname.lastname@example.org
>(Charles Richmond) writes:
>>Eric Smith wrote:
>>> [snip...] [snip...] [snip...]
>>> He's probably one of those people that refers to tubes as glassfets.
>>> Actually, it's not that hard to make a P-channel tube as long as
>>> you have a suitable supply of antimatter (and can keep it away from
>>> normal matter).
>Hey, they do that in the starship Enterprise; it can't be that big a
>>> The heater of such a tube can then be used to encourage the
>>> anode to emit positrons.
>>But then you are *no* longer dealing with electronics...you
>>are in the real of "positronics". Then the post would need to
>>go to ...
>...where it would be mixed in with all sorts of discussions
>of Asimov's robots.
If Daneel and Giskard could be persuaded to participate, it might be the
most popular NG on Usenet. As long as Dr. Calvin was not the
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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