An alternative history of tech

An alternative history of tech

Summary: Michael Kanellos ponders an alternate history of tech (a very brief alternate history that takes a page from Philip Roth's best seller, The Plot Against America), looking at the impact of a Moore's Law that wimped out in the 1990's, an Apple Computer that licensed the Mac OS, an IBM that didn't allow Microsoft to license the OS, a Digital Equipment that succeeded in the market, and a world without the mouse.

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Michael Kanellos ponders an alternate history of tech (a very brief alternate history that takes a page from Philip Roth's best seller, The Plot Against America), looking at the impact of a Moore's Law that wimped out in the 1990's, an Apple Computer that licensed the Mac OS, an IBM that didn't allow Microsoft to license the OS, a Digital Equipment that succeeded in the market, and a world without the mouse. I can easily live with consequences of his altered tech history except for a decline in the efficacy of Moore's Law--my cell phone would weigh two pounds...

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  • The heart of Moore's Law is NOT the physics of Silicon...

    The heart of Moore's Law is the imagination that discovered it in the first place. The only limit to that physically, ultimately is man's imagination (and perhaps the speed of light and each quantized packet of such)
    mgardner