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When electronics was young - part 1:

a look back over centuries past

When electronics was young - part 1:
Standing at the threshold of a new millennium, it is a sobering thought to reflect that static electricity has been known for almost 2500 years: the Greeks discovered that friction on amber (Greek: ελεχτρον – electron) by fur gave rise to attractive forces. However, the word electron was not used until 1897 when J J Thomson discovered the electron as we know it.
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