Artifact Details

Title

Odysseys in Technology: The Glacial Rate of Breakneck Change, lecture by Greg Papadopoulos

Catalog Number

102695332

Type

Moving Image

Date

2004-09-28

Credits

Papadopoulos, Gregory M., PhD

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA, US

Duration

01:38:13

Format

VHS

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From abstract: "It's really easy to equate the breathtaking exponential growth in computing technologies with an underlying innovation in computing architecture. Nothing could be further from the truth. In this unabashedly personal perspective of our living computer history, Greg Papadopoulos distills what has -- and hasn't -- been happening in the design of computers over the past few decades, and uses that to make some predictions as to what the next few will bring. He discusses that, when you boil it all down, there are perhaps only four or five basic ideas in computing; everything else we experience are (just) constant factors."

Category

Lecture

Lot Number

X4898.2009