Sunday, 19 July 2009

Cern is nearly ready. Meanwhile..

As the boffins lower the last dipole magnet into the loop and prepare to cool it all down to just above absolute zero. As they process all the gas out of this enormous donut. As they hold their breath, we are disposing of small vacuum tubes, powerful magnets and the means to control them by the millions.

Our homes have become a little larger and our desks more spacious. Recycling sites are struggling to pass these complex particle beam accelerators on to new owners. We have found a new romance, with the microtransistor and photon stream twisting of liquid crystal. Single pixels are being given their own logic gates and no longer need the guidance of Gauss to regulate the electron's natural uncertain flightpath.

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