All of the week two readings were basic review for me as I have a background in the semiconductor industry. My second job after graduating from college was working for a company that made polishing consumables used primarily in the semiconductor industry. I had tremendous fun doing everything from government and public relations to communications work. I got to watch a small company of 300 employees grow to well over 1300 as an indirect result of Moore’s Law. Polishing consumables were necessary in order to created a flat substrate to design smaller and smaller circuitry. Our challenge was to create increasingly perfect flat surfaces for the IC design. Eventually our company was acquired by Rohm & Haas and is now a part of their electronics division.
I really enjoyed the link to the Computer History Museum. I have young children, one of whom is really into computers, and I am looking forward to testing the link out as a teaching tool. Since my goal is to become a school librarian, I am always looking for things to fill my “resource list.”
“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
― Neil Gaiman
― Neil Gaiman