In 1947 Bell Labs invented the transistor. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

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Makes a person wonder what was first thought about computer chips, when they first came out ..

@airwolf85 @spacekookie When Intel released the 4004, not much of anyone thought anything about them, except the Japanese manufacturer of calculators for which that chip had originally been invented.

IBM and their mainframes were utterly indomitable.

Today, even IBM mainframes carry *Intel* Xeons so that they can run Windows-based software on auxiliary processors.

There's a lesson in this story somewhere...

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