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Spring/Summer 1988

Volume 4, Issue 1


The rise of an engineering truth from a quagmire of human needs, experience, and technological compromise

Three Big Thinkers Who Placed Technology at the Heart of History

Its inventor didn’t believe in it. The public saw no use for it. For years nobody would buy it. And then it caught on and everyone called it inevitable.

How would you feel if those futurescapes of fifty years ago materialized today? A short story about our dreams of technology.

When a group of Du Pont chemists discovered how to produce pure silicon in quantity, they made radar, transistors, and computer chips possible. One of them tells how it happened.
He helped make household electricity possible for all of us, but he couldn’t invent fame or independence for himself

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