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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Annoyedgrunt, Jan 10, 2010.
Ah, the good old days!
The CES is held in January. I was hired at TI in August of 1983 and trained to do IC layout. I still remember the first chip I drew.
It had 2 flip-flops on it. 20 transistors. On a whole chip.
Intel had introduced the 8086 and 8088 before this, and those chips had thousands of transistors. There I was drawing 20.
Not only have "we" come a long way, I have to.
The chips I work on these days have upwards of 2,000 transistors.
Maybe some day my entire body of work will total as many transistors as Intel puts on a single microprocessor.
A reminder that technology has come a long way.......
Wow, that is amazing how far we have come.
I remember meeting that Robot at the World's Fair in 1984.
Scared the holy **** out of me.
Ah, YES! "...a magnifier that increases Screen DETAIL and viewing pleasure..." TRT:47
I still have that Panasonic handheld B&W TV. Unusable now that digital TV is what we have.
I took it into the field with me a few times when I had down-time.
I'm still making payments on some of that stuff!
My sister had a garage sale a few weeks ago and had an old Walkman of hers sitting out on the table for sale. Some teenagers walked up to her and asked what it was because they had never seen it before
She said she realized right then, that she was getting old
Notice in the little tv demonstrations that they're showing cheerleaders at football games. Something we don't see much today. We haven't come very far, after all.
Omigawd, what's next.....plastic guns?
I need one of those robots fitted with an 870 to watch the house while I am gone.
Now you're talkin' 21'st Century tech.
That was a year before I was born
wait why dont i have a personal robot to serve me drinks??
Probably because you spent your money on other things.
Haha, now that is classic!