Christie's auction and other computer history events

From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <>
Date: Sat Feb 19 17:52:09 2005

It was thus said that the Great William Donzelli once stated:
> > Without radar there would have been no electronic computers.
> I don't know about that. Certainly digital electronics got a huge boost
> from radar technology (all those 6SN7GTs...), but I think someone would
> have tried to get rid of relays at some point (probably the telco folks),
> and computers would have followed.

  Hmm ... Bell Labs *did* produce the transistor ...

  -spc (Perhaps there's some truth in that ... )
Received on Sat Feb 19 2005 - 17:52:09 GMT

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