Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/08/04/17:33:57

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Date: Mon, 4 Aug 97 23:30 MET DST
To: billc AT blackmagic DOT tait DOT co DOT nz, djgpp AT delorie DOT com
References: <199708040013 DOT MAA13359 AT teleng1 DOT tait DOT co DOT nz>
Subject: Re: Linear Framebuffer with 4 GB RAM
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From: Georg DOT Kolling AT t-online DOT de (Georg Kolling)

Bill Currie schrieb:
> On  3 Aug 97 at 19:17, Conrad Wei-Li Song wrote:
> > At 08:50 AM 8/4/97 +1100, you wrote:
> > There aren't that many atoms in the universe.  I laugh at the people
> > who say that 128-bit computers are around the corner.
> True (maybe), but who says you need atoms to store info? Who knows 
> what sort or memory will come out in the next 1000 years? Someone 
> might eventually figure out how to etch (and read) bit patterns onto 
> a 50 dimentional hyperplane with a capacity of 2^256 bits that can be 
> folded to something the size of a grain of salt.  Far fetched, but 
> you never know.

It seems that you guys didn't hear about the Finnish company that invented
a new RAM type based on color-changing bio material. With multiple layers,
a credit-card-sized chip can store about 17 terabyte. It's accessed with laser
light so it's VERY fast. And it is a permanent memory (like a hard disk) because
that material doesn't change its color when you cut off the power supply.
Actually, the only problem there is addressing...

that's NOT a joke!!

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