Heh, it was the circular for OK and AR.
When that Best Buy opened in Tulsa, it was a HUGE deal for all us kids, simply because holy crap, they had a huge CD selection and cheaper than anywhere in town.
Researchers have, for the first time, shown that the energy efficiency of computers doubles roughly every 18 months.
The conclusion, backed up by six decades of data, mirrors Moore's law, the observation from Intel founder Gordon Moore that computer processing power doubles about every 18 months. But the power-consumption trend might have even greater relevance than Moore's law as battery-powered devices—phones, tablets, and sensors—proliferate...
"Everyone's familiar with Moore's law and the remarkable improvements in the power of computers, and that's obviously important," says Erik Brynjolfsson, professor of the Sloan School of Management at MIT. But people are paying more attention to the battery life of their electronics as well as how fast they can run. "I think that's more and more the dimension that matters to consumers," Brynjolfsson says. "And in a sense, 'Koomey's law,' this trend of power consumption, is beginning to eclipse Moore's law for what matters to consumers in a lot of applications."
Power steering, brakes, and fuel injection were all around in 1960, if not standardized. In 1910, cars might be steam powered, electric (purely electric) or petrol powered. You guys are equating the refinement of the technology with the actual technology itself.
Now I go into Best Buy, look around, find what I need, and order it from my phone via Amazon Prime. There's like 12 CDs in the whole store, so I don't even look for the music section anymore.
I sometimes forget how fast computers used to go obsolete. I mean, we still talk about it like they do, but today's systems have nothing on the speed they used to become useless. I'm using a 3.5 year old laptop right now, and while it's a bit pokey when I load it down with a dozen programs at once, it still works great pretty much all the time, and I'm not even particularly planning on replacing it.
My fucking brother-in-law the IT pro installed Norton AV on my mom's 10-year-old laptop. Now it runs like, I guess, a 15-year-old laptop.
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