Sunday, December 21, 2008


Ya you are right in a sense... these 'are' what a MOSFET should have to maintain the system in balance when many of them are combined to form a meaningful circuit.

But here I am using these metaphors (deliberately) with respect humans. Every human being has these terminals but they are not visible....they are mental.

Lets say source = source of (whatever) ideas.
gate = the mediator that provides a MOSFET to operate in source or sink mode.
sink = sink of ideas (only those generated at the source)

Sometimes the mind acts as a source, sometimes as a sink ... The application is just temporal.

People who only use their source and gate are conductive all the time they have ideas to share with others but do not allow the sink to share something. These are the species whom we being social animals, call extroverts.

Yet its never the case that people who only use their sink and gate never have their own ideas. They have their ideas, they have dreams but the extrovert is always so busy not to be able to conduct in the reverse direction i.e. from sink to the source. Obviously it would violate the properties of a MOSFET. But we are social animals and we have the god-gifted understanding of these source-sink dynamics. We should know when the other person is in Source mode we should be in sink mode and vice versa.

Its high time to revise our lessons in source-sink dynamics today to build a better future which is equanimous for one and all.


  1. electronics industry raped :P
    nice analogy btw :D

  2. :D sorry. Cant expect EC's perfection from a CS grad.I just wanted to make a point :P