Unformatted text preview: . Although these chips are not actu-ally computers in the sense that we are going to study in this book, they are certainly a product of the technology revolution of the last 50 years. Predictions We end this brief history of computing with a few predictions about computers that didn’t come true: 7 “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”—Thomas Watson, chair of IBM, 1943. “Where . .. the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and weigh only 1.5 tons.”— Popular Mechanics , 1949. “Folks, the Mac platform is through—totally.”—John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine , 1998....
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course CSE 1550 taught by Professor Marianakant during the Fall '10 term at York University.
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