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The Glacial Rate of Breakneck Change
Odysseys in Technology

Sun Microsystems Laboratories

Greg Papadopoulos, PhD,

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Member and Invited Guest Reception - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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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.

Odysseys in Technology, A Computer History Museum Speaker Series Sponsored by Sun Microsystems Laboratories, presents people and perspectives behind extraordinary innovations and advancements in the computer technology-related world. Each event in the Series provides stimulating interaction with authentic experts whose achievements have transformed how things are done or viewed, and to examine how their personal stories might inform the present and future. These programs occasionally feature technologies or point events, with the objective to apply lessons of history to present day understanding and inspiration.

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