Re: Hardware Progress: $319/GF

From: Michael Schuyler (
Date: Sat Jun 01 2002 - 13:47:59 MDT

On Fri, 31 May 2002, Mike & Donna Deering wrote:

> 12 months but I would like to see data. I know that the computer I
> bought for $800 12 months ago (900MH, 40 GHD, 120MRAM, CDRW, 15"MON) a
> similar 2GH system from Gateway now sells for $800. Is there some
> place that tracks this stuff? The doubling time I mean, not the

In the notes to Kurzweil's Age of Spiritual Machines (p.320) there is some
source data to the typical exponential growth graph. It goes back to 1900
and includes both price and calculations per second. It's dated now, but
all we need to do is fill in the last coupla years. He lists quite a few
web sites in the notes as well.

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