[simpits-chat] Altimeter Question
jmiguez at bellsouth.net
Tue Nov 4 08:29:34 PST 2003
LOL The transistor is what put them on the moon! Kids! Go figure, know
nothin of history.
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From: "Roy Coates" <roy at flightlab.liv.ac.uk>
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> On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, John Miguez wrote:
> > Hee hee, you younglings need an old fart to tell you about TTL. Except,
I am having a senior moment and can't remember what the first "T" means.
The other two letters are Transistor Logic.
> > Transistors came out when I was a kid. They are these tiny replacements
for the vacuum tube that helped put a man on the moon. :)
> A vacuum tube put a man on a moon? why did they use a vacuum? must be the
> A thermionic valve might have been useful... better yet, a TTL
> (transistor-transistor-logic) device.
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