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Is the MOSFET the Most Significant Development of the 20th Century

10/06/2021 12:26 PM

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Re: Is the MOSFET the Most Significant Development of the 20th Century

10/06/2021 1:49 PM

In the field of electrical engineering and computers, it certainly is a top contender for the most significant development of the 20th century.

In biology/medicine, I'd say CRISPR should be considered for this title. I fact just about any of the Nobel Prize topics should be considered a significant development for their fields.

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10/06/2021 2:59 PM

Wouldn't you love to get a royalty on each FET. That could add up to some serious change...

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10/06/2021 3:50 PM

Just for one chip!

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10/06/2021 5:00 PM

A yotopenny for each transistor.

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10/07/2021 12:35 AM

Not the MOSFET, but maybe the plain J-FET or transistor. I would go with the microprocessor. Social media made a big change, but not for the better. Bitcoin doesn't score either.

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10/07/2021 5:49 AM

Corona was the most significant development of the 20 and 21st century.

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10/07/2021 6:58 AM

If you are talking about the beer then you also shouldn't forget the impact of spandex apparel.

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10/07/2021 1:33 PM

....or perhaps the vaccine

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10/07/2021 2:31 PM

The next greatest invention will be common sense.

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10/07/2021 2:33 PM

It will never get accepted.

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10/07/2021 6:15 PM

. . . because common sense is in the eye of the beholder.

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10/08/2021 3:59 AM

And here I thought that was a cataract in my eye.

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