22 June 2005

The Man Who "Chipped" the World

Forgive me for a blatant rip-off from the nirvana classic "The Man who Sold the World" for my title.
Ok consider this.You are reading this post.Now what goes into making this post ? A website called blogger.com right ? Dig further and you reach that the genesis of all is the computer.And what is a computer made of ? Millions of transistors right ? The pentium-4 has about 77 million transistors.And what is the magnitude of this industry ? billions of dollars.
The man who started it all Jack Kilby is no more.Rest in peace Jack. What you have done is to change the face of this planet.Those who have computers and those who dont ! In fact if computers have made such a penetration into so many homes you and only you can take sole credit for it ! Read this on what motivated him to make the transistor ! Man many a time i keep thinking, revolutionary ideas are made while the intention is to actually solve some other problem.The famous example is perhaps, the X-Ray itself !
So what is my problem now ? How do i finish my thesis ;-) Do i expect any revolutionary ideas out of it ? Dunno ! I wont be surprised if nothing comes out :-) :-)

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 6:21 PM


  1. Blogger Smyta posted at Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 10:18:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Did Kilby make the transistor????

    Love etc.,


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