posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 03:28 AM
Moore's law states that every 18 months the amount transistors inside of microprocessors will double.
Even the developments in compute technology in my lifetime have amazed me, and I'm only 17. I remember having to use Apple II's back in elementary
school, the only way to actually run a program on one of those was to boot it from a 5.25 inch floppy disk. The first computer I ever owned had a 386
processor, 4mb of EDO RAM, a 280mb hard drive, 1mb video card, and ran Windows 3.1. It seems hard for me to believe now that I used to consider that
machine an awesome piece of hardware. Right now I'm running an Athlon XP processor overclocked to 2.2ghz (equivalent to a 3.2ghz pentium 4), 512mb of
400mhz DDR-SDRAM, and 80gb and a 40gb hard drive, and a 128mb Radeon 9600 Pro video card. Despite how nice this computer seems now, it blows my mind
when I think about how obsolete it will be in another year or two. Anymore, I'm building a new computer every year just to keep up with the latest