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Computer History Museum - A visit

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As a child, I used to imagine that when I grow up I will work in a bookstore. I will sell books and in spare time read all the books. Whenever I get a chance to visit a big bookstore or Library, I feel as If I have entered heaven, my spine is thrilled with electric spikes.
This August, I got a chance to visit San Jose (Was there to attend an international conference ASONAM 2016 in San Francisco). Feeling a bit adventurous I tried Airbnb for the first time and stayed with Venna, a very sweet lady. When we reached, she suggested that since I am into computers I should visit Computer History Museum, I accepted her suggestion and am very happy that I did. The museum kindled the child in me, and once again I was back to childhood (not that I have really grown old), seeing the Babbage difference engine, the PDP-1, the Jacquard loom, I was transcended into a new world. The museum showcased the history of computers bringing them back to life through their gigantic exhibits. The exhibition Rev…

Circuit Maker student Version

Circuit Maker Student version is a free circuit simulation software like multisim. It can be used to simulate different electronic circuits. Though it has been discontinued by the manufactrur you can download the setup file by clicking here (Works on Windows 7).
The following link allows download of circuirmaker for Windows XP: University of California, Santa Barbara

Enrico Fermi

Learned an intresting fact about Professor Enrico Fermi today. For us in Electronics fields, Professor Fermi is well known for his "Fermi Dirac distribution", which gives the probability of finding electron at an energy E.
He received Nobel prize in 1938, not for this work but instead for "artificial radioactivity produced by neutron bombardment"

Semiconductor Basics