OT: Language for the ages
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Oct 15 12:54:14 CDT 2005
William Donzelli wrote:
>>Why? It's 60-70 years old already and shows no signs at all of going
> I could probably say the same "30 year" thing about analog computers in
> 1960. By 1990, the analog computer market was effectively dead.
> Be careful about the 60-70 year claim - remember that during the first 40
> years, developement was slow, but all the low hanging fruits were picked.
Hmm, interesting. In what ways other than the processor-memory model
could things have evolved in the early years? It'd be intersting to
speculate where computing might be today if it had evolved down some
totally different path very early on...
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