Category Archives: Computers

Beyond Moore’s Law

It seems to me…. “I’m a physicist, and we have something called Moore’s Law, which says computer power doubles every 18 months. So every Christmas, we more or less assume that our toys and appliances are more or less twice … Continue reading

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Future Of Employment

It seems to me…. “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt[1]. Herbert Simon[2] will eventually be proven correct when he wrote in 1956 … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing

It seems to me… “Our industry is going through quite a wave of innovation and it’s being powered by a phenomenon which is referred to as the cloud.”  ~ Steve Ballmer. Sometimes the future very closely resembles the past; remember … Continue reading

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Space Research Is Too Costly

It seems to me… “That is the exploration that awaits you!  Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.”  ~ Leonard Nimoy. Following any posting about space exploration, I always receive several comments saying “we … Continue reading

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Document Publishing

It seems to me… “There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”  ~ W. Somerset Maugham. I recently began “attempting” to publish another book.  It has been a number of years since my … Continue reading

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My Computer Understands Me…

It seems to me… “I’m not dumb.  I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.”  ~ Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes. Quite a few years ago, with a freshly-minted bachelor’s degree (Math/Physics), I accepted a position at Boeing in … 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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