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