| 11:03 am on Oct 10, 2012 (gmt 0)|
It's amazing how what appears to be a simple wee device like this can develop into something that we could not now live without.
| 10:15 pm on Oct 10, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Takes me back to my first digital clock radio. Made when LEDs and LCDs were just coming into use.* Manufacturers weren't quite sure of it yet, so mine was the old kind, with a spool of physically printed numbers physically rotating around a physical axle. Them was the days.
* And nobody was quite sure which was which. For that matter, it's not all that long since I heard someone on TV say "LSD display". It was not what she meant.
| 10:22 pm on Oct 10, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|For that matter, it's not all that long since I heard someone on TV say "LSD display". |
A Freudian slip perhaps :)
| 7:49 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I think those used to go click when the number changed. When I was a boy ... the Sinclair digital watch !
|Takes me back to my first digital clock radio |
Great invention the LED, if only I had 0.00001 cent per unit royalties !
| 9:11 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Yes, I remember my grandpa proudly showing off his LED digital watch in the '70s, with a magnifying lens over each digit in the display. The enduring image I remember is him holding it up to his face and squinting to see it in sunlight.
LEDs have really come a long way in the last few years. I've upgraded my vehicle lights and love the color. Now household LED lighting is sliding down the price/lumen curve and will supplant CFLs before long.
Happy Birthday, LED!