Re: OT: Re: [dev] mention suckless favorably in today's blog article A Quantum of Computing

From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 20:39:19 +0200

On 7/14/09, Preben Randhol <> wrote:
>> absurdity stems from the unintuitive laws of quantum mechanics, not
>> from the novelty of the technology, it won't change over time.
> perhaps not intuitively, but I also remember an IBM boss claiming 5
> computers would be sufficient for the world back in the good ol' days.

actually that is a hoax, thomas j watson probably never said it

> Another boss claiming 640kb was enough for everybody...
> Some years back 1Gb was enormously large. In 5 years 500Tb will
> probably be closer to standard ;-)

these are misjudgments of possibilities

i believe that quantum mechanics will be as absurd in 2020 as it was in 1920
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