The Storm Before The Calm
George Friedman 2020 Beav.Lib. 909.83 FRI
No references, no index, many assertions, based on a double-"cyclic" hypothesis about American history.
Using two nonharmonic cycles and less than five cycles, and qualitative selection from of a subset of phenomena, a clever mathematician can fit any time series of data. Friedman doesn't bother to justify or quantify the magnitude of his assertions.
After 68 pages of increasingly sparse sampling, I gave up on page 69, after balderdash about the DOD stimulating the invention of the integrated circuit by TI's Jack Kilby for the Minuteman missile.
- Jack Kilby filed a broad patent for a wire-bonded hybrid at TI in 1959.
- Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce made the first monolithic integrated circuit at Fairchild in 1959, based on Noyce's junction-isolated transistor technique.
- The 1962 Autonetics D-17B guidance computer used for the Minuteman I missile contained 1521 discrete transistors on 75 circuit boards
The 1964 Autonetics D-37C guidance computer used for the Minuteman II missile did indeed use TI integrated circuits, years after the essential Moore/Noyce invention.
Back the the library it goes. I have better uses for my time.