Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Happy Birthday Electronics

The American Vacuum Society (no, not the makers of rug cleaners) has declared November 16, 2004 to be the 100th anniversary of the invention of the vacuum tube (or the thermionic valve for you Europeans) by John Fleming. Like everything else, there was a great deal of prior art that lead up to this invention, but this single device formed the foundation for all modern electronics.


Post a Comment

<< Home