[LINK] Einstein's fridge an example for NICTA?

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Mon Dec 11 23:37:57 AEDT 2006

On 11/12/2006, at 9:40 PM, rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au wrote:

> Laser was a completely pointless abstraction: until an application  
> arrived, there was no way an economist could predict its economic  
> impact.

I was a young physicist  at the time. I was just completely amazed  
that you could do something at optical frequencies which was so great  
at amplifying signals of interest to radio physicist or anybody else.  
Remembers MASERs?

There was no immediate, or for that matter even obvious application  
at the time.

Bloody smart though.


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