Microchip becomes 50

July 1958:
Jack Kilby (35) starts a job as engineer by Texas Instruments. As a new employee he was not yet allowed to go on vacation with the rest of TI, and he had the whole lab for his own. After several weeks working without control of superiors, on September 12th, he presented a electronic circuit, not a combination of transistor, capacitor and resistor as usual in those times, but a little crystal of Germanium with very thin wires of gold on it.

The microchip was born!

What would be happend, when Jack was allowed to go on vacation?

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