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Author Topic: We Should Thank These Guys . . .  (Read 2290 times)

dave.m

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We Should Thank These Guys . . .
« on: November 16, 2007, 07:38:36 PM »

Without these guys, our homes would have to be about five times larger just to accomodate the PC.  :D

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7081270.stm

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Re: We Should Thank These Guys . . .
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 07:57:49 PM »

its stuff like this

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Intel's next generation of chip, for example will pack more than four hundred million transistors into an area the size of a postage stamp.

that I find hard to visualise -

yeah ok you cant - but you know what I mean :D
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Re: We Should Thank These Guys . . .
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 08:37:17 PM »

One of those truly ground-breaking inventions. Absolutely amazing at the time, and well-deserving of the Nobel prize.
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dave.m

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Re: We Should Thank These Guys . . .
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007, 08:39:19 PM »

Kitz,
You would be hard pressed just to write:

"400,000,000,000"

on a postage stamp.  :D

Just bought a book of 1st class stamps today and, at the price of them, I will not deface one just to try.  :lol:

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mr_chris

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Re: We Should Thank These Guys . . .
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2007, 12:41:39 PM »

lol ;)

There are some amazingly clever people in the world, I don't consider myself stupid but my brain couldn't even comprehend how a CPU works, how people build something that enables us to do all this stuff from a bunch of transistors!!!!

Incredible!
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