Category Archives: Amdahl’s Law

Computing Advances

It seems to me…. “It’s hardware that makes a machine fast. It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.” ~ Craig Bruce. Very few people actually care how their computing or communication devices actually work at the component level – … Continue reading

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End of Computers

It seems to me… “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”  ~ Popular Mechanics, 1949. Computers are following a similar development trajectory to many other preceding devices.  The first clocks were sufficiently large to necessitate installation … Continue reading

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