Today, sliced and diced for your viewing pleasure, is a great 1965 RCA Victor television ad, with very interesting ad copy on America's space program, the company itself, and solid state circuitry! The quintessential 1960's decor is worth the trip alone!
BTW, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! AND FROM PAUL RACE, ABOUT ST. VALENTINE'S DAY! MORE HERE
Absolutely adore this Santa Hat Toss Ring game; more here--hope the link lasts.
A friend lined up about ten of these similar type boxes on a narrow windowsill with tea lights inside; effect was quite nice; more here
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: PETE'S 2018 MANTLE PUTZ, MILLIONAIRE'S ROW; more here
A MICRO LAKKIE BY BARB; more here
NEW FROM TOY CONNECT: SCANNING THE FAMILY PHOTOS AND OBSERVATIONS MADE ALONG THE WAY... Some projects have had to take a back seat - like blogging - while I continue to scan the family photos. Do you remember back in the day when there were no digital cameras? Some people can't imagine a time when their photo results meant waiting until an entire roll of film was exposed - because sometimes ya just took a shot or two and let the camera lay around for a while until the next photo opportunity (not 'photo op', that's not a term we used back then) came along. MORE HERE.
ANOTHER ONE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED: FREE SHAMROCK CANDY BOX PATTERN FROM PAPER GLITTER GLUE HERE
A FAB PIECE ON A.C. GILBERT! MORE HERE
OUTSTANDING VINTAGE WALKIE TALKIE PHOTO ALBUM; more here
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE
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The term "solid state" became popular in the beginning of the semiconductor era in the 1960s to distinguish this new technology based on the transistor, in which the electronic action of devices occurred in a solid state, from previous electronic equipment that used vacuum tubes, in which the electronic action occurred in a gaseous state. A semiconductor device works by controlling an electric current consisting of electrons or holes moving within a solid crystalline piece of semiconducting material such as silicon, while the thermionic vacuum tubes it replaced worked by controlling current conducted by a gas of particles, electrons or ions, moving in a vacuum within a sealed tube. Although the first solid state electronic device was the cat's whisker detector, a crude semiconductor diode invented around 1904, solid state electronics really started with the invention of the transistor in 1947. Before that, all electronic equipment used vacuum tubes, because vacuum tubes were the only electronic components that could amplify, an essential capability in all electronics. The replacement of bulky, fragile, energy-wasting vacuum tubes by transistors in the 1960s and 1970s created a revolution not just in technology but in people's habits, making possible the first truly portable consumer electronics such as the transistor radio, cassette tape player, walkie-talkie and quartz watch, as well as the first practical computers and mobile phones.ReplyDelete
Today, almost all electronics are solid-state except in some applications such as radio transmitters, in which vacuum tubes are still used, and some power industrial control circuits which use electromechanical devices such as relays. Additional examples of solid state electronic devices are the microprocessor chip, LED lamp, solar cell, charge coupled device (CCD) image sensor used in cameras, and semiconductor laser.