Computer Advances

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Thu Jul 17 17:33:15 1997

> Somehow, it seems like most of the major breakthroughs/advances in the
> use of computers took place early on, i.e. word processing,
> spreadsheets, and databases, and what has been taking place over the
> past 15 - 20 years would fall more into a refinement catagory. We are
> getting faster hardware, more ability (also known as bells and
> whistles), but no major breakthroughs that open up a whole new field for
> the use of computers. Am I missing something?

"Recent" advances would be networking, GUIs, and object-oriented systems.
Hmmm...all of these are early seventies Xerox innovations...

A continuing series of advancements is occurring in fabrication
technologies, perhaps with IBM leading the way (they have always been
ahead of everyone else).

William Donzelli
Received on Thu Jul 17 1997 - 17:33:15 BST

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