The Transistor, Part 1: Groping in the Dark
Creatures of Thought
The road to a solid-state switch was a long and complex one. It began with the discovery that certain materials behaved oddly with respect to electricity – differently than any existing theor…
Fabulous history of the invention/discovery of the bipolar transistor, written as a series of blog posts. Pitched at just the right level of detail and technicalness—for me, at least!