Some small little smart things have changed the world. I can think of a lot and I could make a list but for today I am only going to talk about one of them, the microchip. This little smart chip changed life as we know it. Just think what it did for computers. OK, I am going to give away my age, but when I was in college, computers were programmed by punch cards. I did a previous post about computer storage back in 2010, http://dizzydick.blogspot.com/2010/09/computer-storage.html
Yep, computer storage has increased but the computing part (the brains) has shrunk down to something that is almost invisible. No more special climate controlled rooms fed by large current carrying electric power cables, no more punch cards, and no more reels of magnetic tape.
Take all this computing power, multiply it by a thousand fold, and shrink it down to almost nothing and you have a modern computer chip. You can see how small they are in the next picture of one on the tip of a finger.
This has made our modern life so much more fun and intelligent. Now, all the information you could ever want is in your smart phone. No, I don't have a smart phone, we just have tablets and computers. These small chips can be used for a lot of things other than a phone or computer, some of which would be for tracking and spying and other naughty things.
Who is to blame for these little chips? An English fellow named Geoffrey Dummer. Now isn't that strange, a fellow named "Dummer" invented a chip that was "smarter". He was born Feb. 25, 1909 and passed away Sept. 9, 2002. He was a British electronics engineer and consultant.
I don't know about you, but I would like to thank Mr. Dummer for his contribution to our lives and the information age. Now, you all have a great day, you hear?