A brief background in custom computing

Back in 1950 a guy named Edmund Berkeley designed the first computer called “Simon”. It cost about 300 dollars back then and was the first true desktop PC.

After this discovery, a theory arose in the 1960’s that is still true today called Moore’s Law. It stated that every 18 months the number of transistors on a motherboard will double. This was eventually transcribed to mean that every 18 months computers double in performance power.
So when you decide to build your own computer you are building something that is 31 times more powerful than the first desktop computer.

As shown above since the Simon project computer performance has sky rocketed.

In my next post I will be showing you how to start building your own Simon killer!

– Chris

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About Chris
A runner of multiple blogs and websites. I also specialize in video and media content production.

2 Responses to A brief background in custom computing

  1. Mike says:

    Computers have come really far. Even though we are looking at the close of Moore’s law in the next decade or so, it is exciting to see the new technologies coming that will replace it. 3d chips are already here in some custom pcs., and some exciting progress has been had on molecular computing and quantom computing. It will be exciting to see what we will be able to do with all of it.

  2. Chris says:

    The best i can answer that is that I write what I am passionate about and what I have experience with. It makes it that much easier to write about. I’ve also taken a few writing classes in college that have helped structure how I say things.

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