Re: retrograde technologies?
Sat, 29 May 1999 17:17:22 EDT

In a message dated 5/29/99 8:25:12 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:


> This does not imply that the actual knowledge is lost - just that the
> know-how to make the knowledge into product is missing. The field-effect
> transistor was known in the early years of the 20th century as a
> possibility, to physicists, as was nuclear fission, but until the
> infrastructure developed to make either viable, they remained dreams.

this is an interesting point.. I'm wondering that with the advent of full blown nanotech will this argument go away?