Re: Exponential advancement of software

From: Christian Szegedy (
Date: Tue Sep 17 2002 - 10:31:20 MDT

Ben Goertzel wrote:

>On the other hand, I've been working with Maple a fair bit lately, and
>there's no doubt in my mind that mathematical software has advanced
>exponentially. I remember using tools like Derive back in the 80's -- they
>could graph simple 1-D function and do some very simple equation-solving.
>Comparatively, modern tools like Maple, Mathematica and MATLAB are just
>The same could be said for graphic software such as Photoshop & Flash ...
>that stuff has come a LONG way..
The computer games advanced also quite nicely also.
I would guess that games were an important factor
in the advancement of chip industry: 3D graphics chips
are highly complex and can make high revenues.

Best Regards, Christian

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