It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.
TODAY, nearly 200 years later, U.S. industry has coined a clumsy but descriptive 20th century word for Essayist Johnson's 18th century goal: miniaturization. As never before, businessmen are "studying little things," and through them, learning to accomplish more and more with ever-smaller, but enormously more efficient, machines.
Nowhere has the miniaturization trend brought greater rewards than in electronics. In place of old-style vacuum tubes, science has developed miniature...