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SubjectRe: Whee, Greased HedgeHog on Steroids, take 2
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In article <v01540b00adc2e9c728fd@[199.186.54.52]>,
Ian Stoyle <stigs@indigo.ie> wrote:
>
>> That's Darkness Emitting Diodes I presume... goes right up there with
>> WOM (Write Only Memory), LER (Light Emitting Resistor) and SED (Smoke
>> Emitting Diode.)
>>
> WOM wasn't that Clive Sinclairs invention :- MicroDives for the
> Spectrum and QL
>

No, WOM existed before the MicroDive. At least one chipmaker had one
on the books for a while -- supposedly a prank by some designer to
show that noone ever read the papers that went through the approvals
chain. Legend has it the chipmaker discovered it when a customer
asked for pricing.

LER and SED's, though, are physical devices (although not necessarily
for very long.)

-hpa


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