I know we have a few guys here that hail from the beginning of the tech sector days, guys who can remember assembler programming, the good old 8080 and 8085 processor and know what the heck 1 killobyte actually is and just how much memory that used to be.
Well i caught a show on BBC called "Click" it covers the latest happening in the tech world mostly related to Internet and related tech but has ventured wider into cellphone are lately.
So i get to see that a company by the name of ARM is behind most of the new chips going into the smart mobile phones. Appears they design then for the companys and then someone else produces them in a fab plant.
Well they show that the latest thing these guys are working on is a processor that will run multiple high definition videos simultaneously on one mobile platform in the smart phone category.
So i mention this to my 16 year old that wants all the latest gadgets but has no clue of the difference between Mbyte and Gbyte or even understands what a kilobyte is despite Dad trying to educate him.
He being a teenager answers back " Yeah i know so what and what did you expect" It took everything in me not to hit the roof.
Here i was admiring these Arm guys work like a fine work of art in the Louvre and this new know it all generation had no concept of where this work of art has originated from.
It trully is amazing the power that is being packed into these small devices. Seems we are going full circle back to the days of solid state logic and i dont see no room there for the inefficient high level coding boys who keep on needing more and more memory and faster and faster processors to run it all.