Chapter 3

The irresistible charm of the microchip.

In which the reader discovers how DNDG approached the hardware world. And did so with great pleasure.

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Dictionary at hand, the term hardware is counterposed to software. According to our experience, however, the two worlds are not, by any means, far apart. On various occasions, we collaborated with companies that create high-tech objects; every time, we ended up working side by side. It was always an artisanal job, both interesting and stimulating, in which the embedded system we developed reflected the technical and commercial necessities of the newborn object.