Computing from 1976
cisin at xenosoft.com
Sat Dec 30 19:24:37 CST 2017
On Sat, 30 Dec 2017, Sean Conner wrote:
> 4K should (had we truly doubed everything every 18 months) now be 1T
>> 2) What did Gordon Moore actually say in 1965?
> That the number of transistors in an integrated circuit double every 18
>> 3) How much is $500 of 1976 money worth now?
> It depends upon how you calculate it. I'm using this page  for the
> calculation, and I get:
> $4,960.00 using the relative share of GDP
>> 4) Consider how long it took to use a text editor to make a grocery
>> shopping list in 1976. How long does it take today?
> I would think the same amount of time. Typing is typing.
Except that it seems like it didn't used to take so long to get the
machine started up.
>> Does having the grocery list consist of pictures instead of words, with
>> audio commentary, and maybe Smell-O-Vision (coming soon), improve the
>> quality of life?
> For me, not really.
>> How much does it help to be able to contact your
>> refrigeratior and query its knowledge of its contents?
> It could be helpful, but with the current state of IoT, I would not want
> to have that ability.
But, we could also do our web-surfing standing in the kitchen?
> EMACS is lean and mean compared to some of the "text editors" coming out
When a simple peice of software comes on a DVD, because a CD-ROM is no
longer big enough, . . .
> -spc (Yeah, I realize these were probably rhetorical in nature ... )
Don't you hate rhetorical questions?
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