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Curie_US
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re: Over the hill? Microprocessor turns 40
Curie_US   11/18/2011 5:13:52 PM
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I can still remember when a tech rep from SCHWEBER ELECTRONICS in Westbury, NY came into our facility armed w/ development kits for the new 4004. And, then several of us went to their facility to gain more insight into this "new world" of computer processing power.

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cdhmanning   11/17/2011 7:17:39 PM
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“The sheer number of advances in the next 40 years will equal or surpass all of the innovative activity that has taken place over the last 10,000 years of human history,” I don't believe that. Apart from electronics and internet, the world is not much different from 40 years ago. Even in electronics the pace has slowed down. The first 10 years of micros was radically different from the last ten. It is very hard to make progress when you're up against the laws of physics. That is why I think x86, and Intel, have pretty much gone as far as they can and ARM will push them out. The biggest changes are political changes. Previously third world nations are on the rise. China now has manned space capability and USA does not. German and Indian companies now own British automotive brands.

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DCH0   11/17/2011 6:28:59 PM
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The 4 bit'ters are still being used in rice cookers and crock pots!

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agk   11/16/2011 1:05:24 PM
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Great history. In India the micro controllers were introduced in the education sector lately.So i recall how i learned 8085 to start with.This was just 12 hours time with the Goyankar's book. A beautifull and happy learning for me.

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prabhakar_deosthali   11/16/2011 10:57:52 AM
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To be an innovator and to remain leader for 40 years is certainly a great achievement and Intel has kept the pace of innovation constant. The x86 architecture though not one of the best among its peers when it was first introduced has survived the test of time and the continuous progress in micro electronics has made the devices more and more powerful and less &less priced.

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old account Frank Eory   11/15/2011 11:13:57 PM
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Happy birthday to one of the most pervasive and revolutionary inventions in the history of technology.

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t.alex   11/15/2011 11:05:19 PM
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One of the amazing inventions!



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