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8 Jan
Quote of the Half Century

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed,  8 Jan 97 03:07:18 -0800
To: Fun_People
Subject: Quote of the Half Century

[Here's a prediction that's almost a half century old.  It seems very  
cautious today, but perhaps the future they were imagining was 1952...  -psl]

Forwarded-by: (Linda Branagan)

"Where a calculator on 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 perhaps weigh 1-1/2 tons."

  --Popular Mechanics, March 1949

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