Baby Steps

From Adding Machines to Sex Robots

It's the little things. They add up. I've been studying electronics as a hobby, learning what I can from YouTube videos, books, and mistakes. I've wanted to understand computers and the like. I've even built a couple. You open up a computer, see all the pieces, and then you ask, "Where is the magic? Which piece is the piece that turns electricity into thinking?"

After a few years pursuing this hobby, I can still say that I don't know much, but I do know there is no such magic piece. It's not there. You've got resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, inductors, and chips made from combinations of these on the micro scale, but there is not a bit of magic in any...


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This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #42, Fall 2017 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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