Sometimes I run into interesting nuggets of history that I want to pass on, but I don’t have enough insightful commentary of my own to add to justify a separate blog post. In this post I’ll list a few items I’ve found:
- Another great piece from Steven Dufresne at Hackaday, this time on the history of the diode.
- They failed to heed his warning. This is a fascinating story of the Huntsville-based whistle blower who risked his military career to disclose that the Army was ready to launch a satellite but had been stopped for political reasons.
- A real-life Da Vinci Code story regarding a supposed manuscript that proves Jesus had a wife. This reminds me of the Mark Hofmann case [H/T Peter Grant].