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Date Published: September 15th, 2008
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Hard to believe that the integrated circuit turned a measly 50 years old last Friday.

The pace of innovation in this field outpaces anything else in human history. In 100 years, the average car moves only three times faster and run twice as efficiently as the 1908 Model T. A Boeing 777 flies about 20 times faster than the 1903 Wright Flyer. But Jack Kilby's original integrated circuit paved the way for modern microprocessors that pack more than a million such ICs into a square millimeter. Amazing.

by Christopher Heiser on September 15 04:30
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