Technology Bits and (Sound) Bites

Technology Quotes

If every one of the 6 billion people on earth used a hand-held computer and worked 24 hours a day it would take them 46 years to do what the Roadrunner computer can do in a single day. This supercomputer is twice as fast as it’s nearest competitor which is itself 3 times as fast as anything else in use. — CNN; Los Alamos National Laboratory; IBM Corp

The best supercomputers in the world, knowing initial conditions with maximum accuracy, still can’t determine how the smoke of a cigarette in a car will dissipate. Now imagine a planet the size of the Earth where we don’t know all initial conditions. — Information Week

The jet pack, though, has never really taken off. The problem is its practical application. While a rocket belt could propel a screaming human to 60 mph in seconds, its fuel lasted for only about half a minute, which led to more screaming. — An article on CNN recently looked at various technology predictions from many years ago and asked the question, “What happened to all of the things we were promised?”

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