In 1956, looking at the job ads in Proceedings of the IRE, Grinich noticed an ad in code.
“It was a very simple code and didn’t require very much time to decrypt it and it was a job ad working for Shockley Labs,’ Grinich tells former National Semiconductor Charlie Sporck in an interview for Sporck’s book SPINOFF.
“When we got together he proceeded to give me a oral quiz as if I were a PhD candidate and I guess he felt he had to stump me, which he did,” recalls Grinich.
He was offered a job at $700 or $800 a month. “”It was considered a princely sum,” says Grinich.