Thursday, 13 January 2011

What's a Diode?

After more than 50 years since I first soldered a resistor to a valve base and spent hours trying to understand the theory of holes moving from one material to another, with current going backwards through thin air, controlled by my own home grown circuit board, I'm ready to admit that I'm ready to retire from the technology business. Fortunately I have grandsons who can teach me to "tweet", whatever that means.

My congratulations to the Goalkeeper for puting this Blog in place.

However, I'm reminded of the story of the guy and his girlfriend who visited the local wishing well. The guy made his wish and, in an instant, he was endowed with the largest ----- in the county. "Great" said his girlfriend, "Now you've got it, what do you think you're going to do with it?"

1 comment:

  1. I used to think a Daiode was a sort of Welsh poem but Locking put that to rights.
    I think I've given up soldering too as these days, one hand holds the iron, the other holds the solder, another holds the wire and the remaining one tries to keep the specs from falling off.

    Thanks for the tip, I'll steer clear of wishing wells