While the Visigoths vanquished the Gauls, the Jays crushed the Sox 10-2.
Thanks to the radio-on-a-chip in his ear, Jeff Blanc was present for both.
When we introduced our tiny radio-on-a-chip at a Beverly Wilshire gala recently, we were surprised by the reception it got.
The engineering community lauded its “full functionality and high integration in a 1/4-in. form factor.” (This being the way engineers express excitement.)
Several futurists praised it as a powerful educational tool, able to pull down satellite transmissions of, say, Lincoln’s speeches in the Library of Congress or a BBC broadcast from London.
Then a sportswriter (who had perhaps wandered in for the hors d’oeuvres) threw us a curve. “If this radio’s so small—you could hardly see it in somebody’s ear, right?—what’s to keep some kid in history class from tuning in a ballgame?”
No answer was forthcoming. The chip’s inventor, a former boy himself, had left early to catch a hockey game.