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Despite our best efforts, things seem to get complicated all by themselves. That’s not because we want it that way, but it’s the way the world works and it’s not going to get any easier.

Digital technology is undoubtedly making our world more complex. More powerful computers are ushering in an era of Big Data, while increased connectivity means that everything interactswith everything else, adding further complication. If we want clarity and simplicity, we need more than just platitudes.

In the late 1940’s, as the post-war era had just begun, the digital world we know today was created at Bell Labs through two landmark breakthroughs. The first and more famous was the invention of the transistor in 1947, which made possible the small, cheap binary circuits that are embedded in every electronic device we know today.

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