There have been remarkably
steady improvements in size, cost, and availability of computers for 50
But there seems to be
real limits to the clock rate of integrated circuits.
is an important alternative.
We are now seeing the
incredible rise of distributed computing and the importance of the
Computing is becoming
ubiquitous, with more and more embedded systems.
What about "exotic" technologies
such as optical switching or biological or quantum computing?
Last Updated 01/05/2000