Flip Dots of Futures Past 
Written by AnubisTTP on 2020-04-26  

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In recent months we have added several new items to the Technology Museum section of the site:

* Integrated Circuits: An unusual Crossfiber optical switching IC, a mechanical display crossdressing as an integrated circuit.
* Nixie & Gas Discharge Displays: The common but sturdy Phillips ZM1000, a neon filled Nixie tube with a unique base.
* Transistors and Diodes: A metal can Western Electric KS 21073 Fetron , which was designed to be a solid state tube replacement for telephone switching systems.
* Calculators and Adding Machines: A Texas Instruments Business Analyst, a common handheld calculator from 1976 with a LED display and rechargeable battery.

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