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Computers have come a long way since their birth in the earlier part of the 20th century.
If you want a good idea of how far they’ve actually come, skim through these computer advertisements that have been put out in newspapers and magazines through the years.
originally posted by: GetHyped
a reply to: Aldakoopa
A Pentium III from 1999 clocked 1ghz so you must have either the decade or processing speed wrong.
originally posted by: Aldakoopa
My dad had a Guinness World Records book from... 1998 or 1999, somewhere around there.
I recently looked in the technology "world records" and focused on computers; At that time, the world record for the fastest CPU was a "supercomputer" with somewhere around a 600MHz CPU.
We just look back on that and laugh nowadays. (Current world record is something over 8GHz, or 8000MHz, I don't remember the exact numbers though, sorry. )
Also worth noting is computer CPUs back then only had one core; Today even dual-cores are going the way of the Dodo for quad, hex, and octo-core CPUs.