4 Orders Of Magnitude August 31, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in computers, life.
Sometimes we are so involved in our cool little toys or fast computers we forget how fast this field is moving. An email today from Todd, a fellow that works with us:
Intel Core 2 extreme (released July 27, 2006)
-8GB memory support
Intel 8088 (released June 1, 1979)
-1MB memory support
-8 bit bus
-3 micron (!)
The change in less than 20 years. Pretty impressive!
What will the kids just born today see in 20 years. Yikes!