Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2012 22:45 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "It is 30 years since the Commodore 64 went on sale to the public. The machine was hugely successful for its time, helping to encourage personal computing, popularise video games and pioneer homemade computer-created music. [...] BBC News invited Commodore enthusiast Mat Allen to show schoolchildren his carefully preserved computer, at a primary school and secondary school in London."
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Where has all the efficiency gone?
by ThomasFuhringer on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 08:21 UTC
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It had 64k of memory. Today's PCs have like 4G. That is a factor of 62 500. Are they really 62500 times as powerful?

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