mannerisms

Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Fable: The Quiet Of Great Achievers

On a mid-week afternoon in December a scientist hooked up his device to batteries with plus 1V on one contact and minus 10V on the other. He got a 30% power gain and a factor of 15 voltage gain.

When he got home that night he said to his wife: “We discovered something important today.”

His wife replied: “That’s great.”

And it was

Moral:  Great things can happen quietly

Tags: batteries, fable, great achievers, power gain, scientist

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2 Comments

  1. David Manners
    July 27, 2012 15:55

    Spot on, George

  2. georgegrimes-ti-com.myopenid.com
    July 27, 2012 15:49

    John Bardeen telling his wife about the discovery of transistors while she peeled carrots. Yes, I do believe that it was important.

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