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Feedback on 'Evolutions'

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Eric Lindsay (October 1998)

ERIC LINDSAY writes (October 1998):

Computer technology is still on an exponential curve, as it has been for the past 20 years. Somewhere I still have some of the trend lines. I recall hard drives are going up 60% a year, CPU speeds double every 18 months to two years, as does memory capacity. I don't see any limits (albeit with changed technologies) for at least another 3 to 5 [computer] generations, which could mean seven to ten years of continued increases in capabilities. One problem is the cost of fabrication plants, now something over two billion US$ each (Intel just opened [plant] #15 and should open #16 soon.)

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