He ducked, as a complete bank of transistors zoomed past his head.
But twenty tons of transistors could be in plain sight and we'd never know it.
He snapped open the back of the unit and studied the maze of transistors, resistors, and capacitators.
Remember how he went to all the trouble of building a pentode vacuum tube for a job that could have been done by transistors.
He was reasonably sure by now that they had no transistors, signal generators, frequency meters or whatever else he could demand.
But after learning to deal with electron holes in transistors, this was elementary study for Hanson.
Bud pointed to a small electronic chassis on the workbench, studded with a tangle of transistors, diodes, and condensers.
Anyway, a quarter of a million is a lot of money, and even at two hundred bucks each the transistors would make quite a bundle.
"Strange that anyone would steal a whole supply of transistors," he commented.
For one thing, theft of the transistors put a new light on the Earthman's activities.