Wednesday, February 06, 2008

On This Date - - -

On 6 February 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th US President, was born in Tampico, Illinois.
He was POTUS 1981 – 1989, having previously served as Governor of California, 1967 -- 1975


In 1959, Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed a patent for a “solid circuit.” He was awarded four patents for what we now call the integrated circuit.
It is difficult to comprehend the far-reaching effect of the integrated circuit on our lives today. Almost none of what we broadly term “electronics” would exist without it. Of most immediate concern to those reading this, the IC is vital to our having home computers, and certainly, the Internet.

4 comments:

~Fathairybastard~ said...

If only we'd known to invest back then.

Robb the MRI Tech said...

Amazing how similar/different the former governor of California was, compared to the current governor of California...

lainy said...

Thank God for Jack Kilby! He's my hero!

Assrot said...

I'd say Jack Kilby made the greater contribution to mankind and society. That remains to be seen though. If "Terminator" ever really happens (and believe me I have the background and credentials to say it is more than a remote possibility) then he will also have become the killer of worlds.

As for Reagan, I don't see where he offered much of anything to our society or our country. I have been known to be wrong though and welcome all commentary on what good he did us.