comptuers and the internet

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The Computer and the Internet Friday, November 25, 11
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John Bardeen Walter Brattain, William Shockley 1948: Developed the transistor, a solid - state electronic valve, out of germanium at Bell Laboratories. The early transistor was heat and shock sensitive and quiet expensive to produce due to the required purity of the materials. Although the o f ered a means of reducing the size of many electronic devices they were at Frst viewed as a risky alternative the the proven vacuum tube Developing the Transistor Friday, November 25, 11
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The transistor radio 1954: Sony buys the license to produce transistors and develops the transistor radio Rapidly becomes one of the most popular electronic communication devices the come out at the same time as rock and roll is becoming popular their size makes the convenient for teenagers to carry around, giving them access to a radio outside parental supervision The transistor radio becomes a symbol of the new generation Friday, November 25, 11
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Putting the transistor in the computer 1958: the integrated circuit ( two or more transistors on the same silicon crystal ) developed. 1971: Microprocessor developed. A integrated circuit capable of storing memory. IBM and other major companies produce
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Garbutt during the Spring '10 term at Toledo.

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