CHAPTER 16 Image Capture and Processing



Teams of Bell Labs scientists, such as Shockley, Brattain, Bardeen, and many others, met the challenge—and invented the information age. They stood on the shoulders of the great inventors of the 19th century to produce the greatest invention of our time: the transistor.


Humankind eventually would have solved the matter, but I had the fortunate experience of being the first person with the right idea and the right resources at the right time in history.


16.1 Introduction

Photography, or “writing with light,” is all about capturing images. Until the 21st century, that usually meant using photographic film and developing it to produce ...

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