2^64 bytes is enough for any human
Posted Apr 16, 2004 21:31 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: 2^64 bytes is enough for any human
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor goes 64-bit
Back when people were storing bits in induction coils nobody thought...
I'm always suspicious of these statements. Throughout history, people have been smart and imaginative.
Though I was not talking to people about memory sizes in those days, I'm sure anyone who thought about it seriously realized we would need 1MB of memory in a computer.
They quite possibly didn't think we'd ever be able to get it, but that's a whole different discussion.
I guess we could put it another way: Nobody thought in the future we would need 20 bit addresses. (Because we'd never be able to get 1MB of memory behind a single CPU).
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