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Old November 4 2012, 06:22 AM   #4
gturner
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Re: Important advance: IBM nanotube chip

sojourner wrote: View Post
Yep, science marches on, like it always has.
No, this is a great leap backwards. One of the greatest advances we made was going to solid-state electronics, but nano-tubes aren't solid, they're hollow. They're also tubes.

So now when your iPhone gets flaky, a service technician at the Apple store will shake it around and say, "Well, don't really know. I reckon one of the tubes burnt out."

(In the future we'll also talk like cowboys on Firefly.)
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