Chapter 30
The House of Cards


Even the experts resort to a little mythologizing once in a while. A late night confession reveals that this business of controlling the temperature of electronics to improve performance and reliability isn't nearly as precise as is claimed. There is hope that someday soon the advance of technology might be able to slip a solid foundation under this house of cards without toppling the whole thing. Why isn't anybody worried? Lesson: The not-so-scientific relationship of temperature and reliability in electronics.

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