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Re: EE Times Week in Review Online Chat: The Demise of Moore's Law (Friday 8/30/2013)
Max The Magnificent   8/30/2013 1:21:39 PM
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@Rick: They tore it apart and found two of the transistors had no wires going to them.

I remember an old computer in the UK -- thsi was a "big boy" -- not a personal workststion -- it came running with one clock speed -- when you needed to upgrade, you could buy another motherboard that ran at twice the clock speed.

The man woudl come from the factory, take your motherboard out, and plug the new one in, and leave. As soon as he was out of sight, he would flip the "2X" switch on your old motherboard -- this was the one he would install in the next company's computer...



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