Personally, I wouldn't want to match wits with a Timex-Sinclair.  <g>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Palmer [mailto:neilp@dpslink.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:47 PM
> To: midrange-nontech@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: New iSeries model ?
>
>
> Could be.  Although with some people you could reach the
> capacity of their
> brains with a PII-200MMX !   ;-)
>
> ...Neil
>
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>
> Ken Sims <mr2087@ke9nr.net>
>
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>         To:     midrange-nontech@midrange.com
>         cc:
>         Subject:        Re: New iSeries model ?
>
>
> Hi Neil -
>
> >The machines, made up of 197 refrigerator-sized boxes each
> weighing one
> >ton, can crunch half a quadrillion - 500,000,000,000,000 -
> calculations
> >every second, estimated to be the same magnitude of
> 'thinking capacity'
> as
> >the human brain.
>
> I wonder if it will turn out to be a "The Moon is a Harsh
> Mistress" kind
> of
> thing - a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein where
> the computer
> gained self-awareness and became "alive" as a result of its capacity
> reaching the same order of magnitude as the human brain.
>
> Ken
>
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