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Generalelectronics & computers: interesting history Pin
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I bought this book the other day (I had read a brief excerpt long ago) and it is really fantastic.
I love a retrospective on how technologies came together and this is written by a very good writer who brings the subject to life. It's only $1.99 on kindle so a great value.
The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution, T.R. Reid, eBook - Amazon.com[^]

It explains the main challenge to circuit building even after transistors were invented:

from the book:
“For some time now,” wrote J. A. Morton, a vice president of Bell Labs, in an article celebrating the tenth anniversary of the transistor, “electronic man has known how ‘in principle’ to extend greatly his visual, tactile, and mental abilities through the digital transmission and processing of all kinds of information. However, all these functions suffer from what has been called ‘the tyranny of numbers.’


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