Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Morgan Sparks [1917 -2008]


Yesterday, Morgan Sparks, best known as the Bell Labs researcher who invented the first practical transistor passed away. Without transistors, the digital revolution would be nothing but science fiction. Personal computers, ipods, and cell phones all rely upon transistors. You can read more about his life at PBS




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2 comments:

aev said...

when you first mentioned this yesterday, i thought you said 'morgan spurlock'.

jfinnell said...

Once he passes away, I can write a blurb about his clever documentary skills!