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Google Doodle Celebrates a Father of the Microchip

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December 12, 2011 5:23:45 PM

Will we get a special icon on Dummer's birthday Google?
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December 12, 2011 5:47:13 PM

Ha. I haven't seen the Google front page for ages! I always use the browser's search feature.
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December 12, 2011 6:08:15 PM

Celebrates "a" father??? C'mon, guys...
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December 12, 2011 6:13:15 PM

Are you implying that it should read 'the' Father and guys like Ted Hoff, Mazor, Faggin, etc should get no credit what-so-ever??
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December 12, 2011 6:33:03 PM

Lead wires are on all 4 sides of the 4004's die, not just the ends. And yes, I am a dork for pointing that out. :-)

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December 12, 2011 6:39:57 PM

Noyce was a brilliant man, but there was only one "father" of the microchip: Jack Kilby

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December 12, 2011 10:12:14 PM

It's cool that they put up a doodle to honor Robert Noyce. However, the glaring absence of a doodle commemorating the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor was offensive to say the least. Especially considering that later in the day on the 7th, they put up a doodle to honor some obscure artist that hardly anyone has ever heard of.
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December 12, 2011 10:36:14 PM

rosen380Are you implying that it should read 'the' Father and guys like Ted Hoff, Mazor, Faggin, etc should get no credit what-so-ever??


No, I am not implying that. I am just pointing out that it just reads strange, they c(sh)ould have worked it out differently, I think.
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December 12, 2011 10:37:53 PM

jellicoIt's cool that they put up a doodle to honor Robert Noyce. However, the glaring absence of a doodle commemorating the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor was offensive to say the least. Especially considering that later in the day on the 7th, they put up a doodle to honor some obscure artist that hardly anyone has ever heard of.


Who in their right mind would commemorate the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbour? Maybe a few crazy japanese?
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December 12, 2011 11:05:56 PM

The 4004, 8008, 8080, 8088, 8086, 80286, 80386s, even the bastard childs 80188's/186's, all revolutionary for their time.....

Thank god for Ice Cream and Robert Noyce.
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December 12, 2011 11:08:18 PM

f-gomesCelebrates "a" father??? C'mon, guys...


If you read the article he is considered to be one of two people who are credited with creating the microchip. So it is correct, he is A father, not THE father. I know, hard to believe considering all the grammatical mistakes people find in articles, but this one is not one of them.
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December 12, 2011 11:19:42 PM

Gone are the days of one father children. Nowadays, it's quite common to have 3+ fathers. Why not the microchip?
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December 12, 2011 11:19:45 PM

f-gomesWho in their right mind would commemorate the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbour? Maybe a few crazy japanese?


Umm...The American Government and I bet a decent majority of American citizens, they federally recognize the day, as a day of remembrance for those who died.

Definition of the word commemorate.

Recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony.
Serve as a memorial to.
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December 13, 2011 1:20:00 AM

"faggin" couldnt help but snicker
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