Linked by alcibiades on Sun 28th May 2006 15:10 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In this, the 60th anniversary year of the computer, it may be interesting to look back at a couple of key events in the evolution of this very important market. This is a market now amounting to extraordinary numbers of machines. In 2010, the last year for which we have numbers, there were no less than 10 million machines shipped! This growth and penetration is unparalled in the history of industrial products in the last 100 years, and is an amazing success. However, to get to this stage, the industry had to make its way through some issues and decision points. There are generally agreed to have been key turning points. What would have happened if they had gone differently?
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by atsureki on Sun 28th May 2006 16:36 UTC
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It's just saying that without directly competitive hardware vendors and open standards, technology wouldn't move on any front. A very confusing way to put out that information.

OK, Mr. Wizard, now that we have the hardware, why is most of the world stuck with a single software vendor? Where's the competition to push that technology ahead?

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