Re: How to help create a singularity.

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 18:46:17 MDT wrote:

> Aleks Jakulin wrote:
> > I agree. But progress is usually made with baby steps, not jumps. When the needs
> > are demonstrated, the solutions will follow. Hardware is very conservative ---
> Hi Aleks. Trouble is, if you ask the average software developer whether
> he'll need three order of magnitude faster computers, and he'll look at
> you askance. For many of them computers are plenty fast already.

Dunno. See how many of those same developers will give up their current model 650mhz
+ workstation for the Pentium 2 200 mhz machine they had around a year ago. I bet you
won't get many takers.

A friend of mine has the theory that the rise in desktop machine speed was actually
driven by bloated stupid languages like C++ used on large projects. The engineers
needed faster and faster machines to get more than one build or update done a day. :-)

- samantha

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