Friday, May 27, 2011

Techno Trivia

It was recently reported that the technology contained in a single Game Boy unit in 2000 exceeded all the computer power that was used to put the first man on the Moon.

3 comments:

Aled Hughes said...

There is more computer power in my hearing aids than the moon flight! What is amazing is that some of the planes used as 'first defense' by NATO are still using the same computers.... developed by IBM, based on the S/360 systems announced in 1964!
Ahh... them were the days... when you could see the data moving around the computer!

froggy said...

When my Dad helped build one of the first paper machines run by a computer the computer took up an entire room. Mid-60s. Now I suppose an ipod could run it.

Aled Hughes said...

My first IBM Mainframe had 8K memory... 8K... 1959 system... And occupied the floor space of a small house!