At some point in the history of technology something happened whereby some devices that operate by electricity became known as "electronic" devices while others remained merely "electric" devices. The latter are obviously simpler, but it's not clear to me where the cut off between the two should be placed, or if there even is a hard line between them. Could be there's more of a gray area where you can't really say a thing is one or the other. The wiki article on electronics seems good to me, but has been flagged as needing citations. Additionally, it said something different not three weeks ago than it says today. Three weeks ago it held the diode as the first electronic component, now it claims it is the triode. Anyway, what's your understanding of the difference? Why do you call a certain device electric while another is more aptly called electronic?