In 1947 Bell Labs invented the transistor. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
@spacekookie I have an RCA Receiving Tube Manual on the coffee table right in front of me.
@spacekookie Plus it turned out Shockley was a nut.
I remember in the 50's and 60's people were throwing out their vacuum tube powered stereos because the transistor had arrived.
Today those old tubes are worth a fortune. Turns out they sounded much better playing records than those new transistor amplifiers.
@mydogisahusky I have an old "shitty" tube guitar amp that sounds like orgasmic noise shredding your eardrums so yea I know a thing or two about that 😬😬😬
for a home stereo it's better to reproduce accurately as possible and give user control over creating any "warm tone" with an EQ. not that i wouldn't take a valve amp setup over any cheap 80s compact stereo
@spacekookie You can snipe fake physics fans by asking their opinion on Bardeen (apparently very neighborly).
@spacekookie I'm glad someone finally had the guts to say this. Thank you.
@spacekookie Why? I thought transistors made a lot of cool things work. Why bad?
@j3t because computers were a mistake
@spacekookie well, they do have some negative unintended consequences, but have brought some very good things to us as well. I suppose the irony is not lost on you that you've written "computers were a mistake" ON a computer?
@spacekookie Why that ?
@spacekookie you've combined douglas adams, technology, and shitposting. you're a genious
@lynnesbian thank you! I really try 😬
Makes a person wonder what was first thought about computer chips, when they first came out ..
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...
@spacekookie It's been several times now that I came across this toot, and it just keeps getting funnier 😂
One day I will boost it, too!
@tethre do it! I believe in you 😁