Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

H.J. Round

He discovered the LED in 1907.

So, we decorated the office today. One string of lights isn't lighting up, and I am not going to check some 100 bulbs to find out which one burnt out. So, I am going to buy a ten dollar string of LED lights to replace it.

It will be my legacy at the computer lab. See, LED lights don't burn out, and last as good as forever. It is perfectly plausible that the Gunder Myran building itself will be demolished before the lights burn out.

I like the idea of permanence.

1 comment:

Kimber said...

Legacies are good.