Interesting book

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Fri Feb 11 01:25:12 2005

On Thu, 10 Feb 2005, Joe R. wrote:

> The first was an
> interesting little book called State of the Art, A Photgraphic History of
> the Integrated Circuit by Stan Augarten.

I have a copy, given to me by a friend, and it's a really great
book. I see a later posting shows it available on a Smithsonian
website; thats great, its a great book.

It's also good because it focuses on a narrow part of a
technology, one that happens to have a beautiful artlike
component, and it also condenses the intellectual and materials
refinement through a narrow but critical period of time.

It's a good hint on how to iluminate history in other areas;
rather than an exhaustive enumeration of everything in some linear
line and discuss it, it snapshots milestones (though probably
limited by ability to get good photos and IP rights :-)
Received on Fri Feb 11 2005 - 01:25:12 GMT

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