You wrote; " This seems to be the Westerner approach that slowly moving electrons can be made to move very fast if there are are very very large number of them. Frankly, I don't understand this."

Don't worry. The misconduct is at a much simpler level. When I came upon cattq, the obvious thing to do was to bring it to a member of the Cavendish, whom I had personal links with. Howie wrote to me in 1983 giving the westerner "answer". I finally gave up on him.

Ten years later, when Pepper was working for Howie, Howie then head of the Cavendish, Pepper dismissed the Howie westerner answer as wrong.  Then for the next 27 years they refused to discuss their disagreement, and still refuse. They are not scientists. A scientist would be interested in such a matter, and feel he had a duty to do something. Pepper, "knighted for services to physics", feels he only has to bask in this glory. Howie knew how to get to the top of the Cavendish. His letter said he read Wireless World, subscribed to by the Cavendish. Wireless World published Catt articles and discussion every month for ten years. 60,000 circulation. No member of the Cavendish was ever caught commenting on anything in Wireless World. Catt was the mainstay of Wireless World, described in the editorial as "Our Ivor". Members of the Cavendish had to read non-peer reviewed Wireless World in case they needed to plagiarise. They never did. All radio and microwave men, they still hold out against every insight gained from high speed (1 nsec) digital electronics, which are excluded from all text books and university courses throughout the world. The USB cable is not explained. It is cattq . "Education" will only allow a sine wave down a USB cable from their computer to their printer. They use Fourier to camouflage the step, although we have now been in the digital age for 80 years.


‘If you have got anything new … you need not expect anything but hindrance from the old practitioner even though he sat at the feet of Faraday. Beetles could do that … . But when the new views have become fashionably current, he may find it worth his while to adopt them, though, perhaps in a somewhat sneaking manner, not unmixed with bluster, and make believe he knew all about it when he was a little boy!’ – Oliver Heaviside, 10 March 1893.  


Ivor Catt