[CLUG-chat] Intel 25 years on

Jonathan Carter highvoltage at thepub.co.za
Thu Jun 12 16:40:46 SAST 2003


What would be even BETTER is if we had a time machine! Think of all those
useless 1GB drives lying around... In 1993, I BURNED with jealousy when one of
my friends had an 80 MB hard drive, DOUBLE mine! If it was possible to send
useless rubbish from now into the past, we could get very rich.

JC
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Nash" <chris at xtt.co.za>
To: <clug-chat at clug.org.za>
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [CLUG-chat] Intel 25 years on


> Why is it that a well maintained car, good red wine, and many other things
> increase in value over time and pc parts don't? I mean, if they did, I'm
> sure a lot of us could make a fortune!
> just a thought.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Erhard Eiselen" <eis at tad.co.za>
> To: "Clug Chat" <clug-chat at clug.org.za>
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 8:32 AM
> Subject: [CLUG-chat] Intel 25 years on
>
>
> > "Intel on Monday quietly marked the 25th anniversary of x86, the basic
> > architecture behind the chips that power most of today's PCs, with more
> than
> > one billion units shipped. At 3.06GHz, the Pentium 4 is about 600 times
> > faster than the 5MHz 8086 that was introduced on June 9, 1978. "
> >
> >
> > We have indeed come a long way...my first PC that I bought in 1986/7 was
> > like 15MHz, 1Mb Ram and 40Mb HD and then it cost about R8,000
> >
> >
> > EE
> >
> >
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