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Gordon Moore passes away

04/02/2023 9:06 AM

I came across this where Gordon Moore a pioneer in the computer industry past away last week, and it is worth mentioning of this titan on this site.

Anyone who had any college classes in computer science knows or have heard of one of his work of what is known as Moores Law. Where the development of the computer components cost would reduce, while the miniaturization, speed of computer components to double.

when I went to college, computers were just starting to become available to the mainstream public. I recall instructors used a comparison of Moores Law to other industry’s, Such as travel as airplanes how fast they’d go and costs, manufacturing, production, etc… to get an idea on the advances in computer technology.

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04/03/2023 5:34 AM

A while back somebody from the IT industry published a list of what cars would be doing if they advanced at the same pace as computers - 1 million mpg, carry 1000 passengers etc. The car industry came back with an amusing riposte, like having to reboot every few miles. Does any remember the details?

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04/04/2023 8:37 AM

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If Microsoft Built Cars

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At a computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated that “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 mi/gal.”

Recently General Motors addressed this comment by releasing the statement: “Yes, but would you want your car to crash twice a day?”

IF MICROSOFT BUILT CARS…..

  1. Every time they repainted the lines on the road you would have to buy a new car.
  2. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and you would just accept this, restart and drive on.
  3. Occasionally, executing a maneuver would cause your car to stop and fail and you would have to re-install the engine. For some strange reason, you would accept this too.
  4. You could only have one person in the car at a time unless you bought “Car95” or “CarNT”. But, then you would have to buy more seats.
  5. New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt.
  6. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast, twice as easy to drive – but would only run on 5 percent of the roads.
  7. The Macintosh car owners would get expensive Microsoft upgrades to their cars, which would make their cars run much slower.
  8. The oil, gas and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a single “general car default” warning light.
  9. The airbag system would say “are you sure?” before going off.
  10. If you were involved in a crash, you would have no idea what happened."

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04/04/2023 9:20 AM

Thanks for that. Brilliant!

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04/07/2023 6:26 AM

Have you seen the new Microsoft steering wheel

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04/07/2023 11:42 AM

We use to call those three buttons, ‘The Great Escape’…

which brings up another point… I thought we were suppose to be in a paperless society by the year 2000

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04/07/2023 2:30 AM

Sounds like a Tesla with the need to reboot all the time!

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