My, how far we've come since we landed men on the moon and returned them safely to the Earth . It's stranger still to think that there are more people alive today that think the moon landings never happen than remember the feat when it was undertaken. Now, I suspect there's any connection between the two, but can we really say that "advanced" computing power has expanded the mind of the typical individual (induhvidual?)?Daryl wrote:My computer, modest by today's standards, has 1,000,000 times the memory and is 1,500 times faster than the computer that took Americans to the surface of the moon and back. And I used it to read the above.Sinned wrote:And another: "Doctor, Doctor, I think that I'm a pair of curtains." Doctor, "Stand over there and pull yourself together."
By the by, I think that million multiplier there is a wee bit high unless you've got a bit of a fatty with 76 GB of mainstore. The Apollo Guidance Computer had 38 kWords (16 bits/2 octets each, 76 kB total), of which 4kB (2kW) was read/write memory (RAM), with the rest implemented as "core rope" which was read-only (ROM) and stored the actual programming code. It was also low-powered for the day, because by the end of that decade we were closing in on 1 MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) machinery with wider word-widths still, some up to 72-bits wide).
 Sarcasm alert!