More eBay rambling, and the human factor

From: Mike Ford <>
Date: Fri Dec 17 13:06:29 1999

>And so, yet another question, this time on a truly ancient computer ... have
>any studies been done on estimating the speed and capacity of the human
>brain? I'm strictly a commodore 64, but there are some pentium III types out
>there ... as usual, just curious, thanks gang.
>Ray Cook

What I have heard is that the human brain can process between a dozen and
two dozen "transactions" per second. I/O is typically the weak link, but
some optimized channels like reading or typing seem to run off some sort of
"subsystem" with less load on the mainframe. What is good is that some of
the "transactions" like identify image are quite impressive compared to non
biological units.
Received on Fri Dec 17 1999 - 13:06:29 GMT

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