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Nuts & Volts Magazine (August 2008)

Up The Logic Food Chain

By Fred Eady    View In Digital Edition  

I was a totally analog teenager. My interests then were centered on tube-based stereo equipment and tube-based guitar amplifiers. I was fat, dumb, and happily analog until I ran across a copy of the GE Transistor manual in the literature section of a local electronics parts store. I had to have it. Everything “electronic” I was reading about at the time was telling me that vacuum tubes were on their way out and transistors were the thing of the future. At that time, hand-held calculators were becoming popular and as far as I was concerned, they were “magical” devices that I would never ever understand at the electronic level. So, in an attempt to embrace transistor technology, everything “tube” was replaced with a comparable “transistor” device.


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