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Sorry, Neil. I just read the link and
it answered all of my questions.
Because of retina problems, I miss things
sometimes. I didn’t see the link you had there.
If I remember correctly, my uncle built a one
transistor radio not too long after transistors
came out. He made it from scratch, and the
transistor cost him a tremendous amount of
money. The figure I remember is $40 in 1950s
money, but that cost probably isn’t right. It
seems too high. It seems to me, the first
transistor radio (the Regency in 1954 (?))
cost about $40. I beleive the Regency came
in lots of different bright colors. That’s not
too different from the IPOD, which is already
obsolete and going out of style. We have several
IPODs here, in several different colors.
It’s so much fun to talk about this.