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Old 04-04-2010, 23:20   #16
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Whaddya know? I remember germanium transistors, and I also remember Vibrators, OZ4's in car radios, TRF tube radios, but never saw anything like your link.
Then again, I've not really done much with electronics in a professional way since the late '90's.
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... I also remember Vibrators, OZ4's in car radios ...
A bit of nostalgia, for we oldtimers:

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Whaddya know? I remember germanium transistors, and I also remember Vibrators, OZ4's in car radios, TRF tube radios, but never saw anything like your link.
Then again, I've not really done much with electronics in a professional way since the late '90's.
Thanks.
I used to be a design engineer, then graduated to managing them. Pretty soon as a manager, you learn that the way to do it now is not the way you used to do it then - you let the young guys run, just control the direction that they are running and make sure there is nothing in their path. Electronics has always changed at a helter-skelter pace, and there seems to be no sign of it slowing down. Moore's law in microprocessors is just one example, but just look at what has happened to cell phones since their invention about 25 years ago.

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A bit of nostalgia, for we oldtimers:

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Magic!

I see the mention Rosin core solder in the tips. I always thought it was amazing the way they got the rosin up those little holes in the solder.

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