Vacuum tubes. Replaced by transistor. Replaced by computer chips. Thank you for your post re: paragraphing. If you remember vacuum tubes you must be old enuff to remember the Barrymoors. Are you using the computer for you research? My aunt did a lot of research on the family. She went to old graveyards and did rubbings of stones. She wrote to county historical societies. She said some of them would send her 8x10 glossies and not charge her a thing. Others wanted a fee before they would even answer a letter. She found out a lot of stuff I thought was fascinating. Like the blacksmith who was offered free land if he would move to a village in New York that needed a smith. And one of our ancestors was a witness for the defense in a Salem with trial in 1792. For some reason most people in the family were not very interested at all. If I ever get a little more energy I'm going to the downtown Los Angeles library and read a book on the family that was put together in around 1905. Hope you're having a good day.