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Steve Wozniak predicts the future of PCs

by Bob Wright
2002/10/18

Great Blunders in History
You may or may not remember the great forecast from Bill Gates back in eighties, but basically it went like this, "Four (4) megs of ram is all that any personal computer will ever need!"

Well, not to be out done by the great Bill Gates, this week one of the inventors of the personal computer and co-founder of Apple Computer, Steve Wozniak made the following statement... "End users 'pretty much have as much computer as they need, and they really don't need twice the speed anymore.'"

I wanted to share this with you as we watch over the next few years, PC CPUs increase from the current speeds of Pentium4 - 2.8GHz to well over 10GHz. Certainly the software does not exist today that needs more speed, at least for 95% of the home users... but, we had the same situation when Pentium CPUs first came on the scene and Windows95 had yet to be unveiled. Today we have WindowsXP and large office suites that run fast on today's PC. But, what about tomorrow and the software yet to be unveiled or even yet planned?

I am not betting the house on Steve Wozniak's prediction... and neither should you.

 

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