AW: [RC5] RC5 question

Kagain kagain at
Sat Oct 4 17:11:54 EDT 2003

Looks like my guess about 1980 wasn't correct at all :-)

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." --Thomas
Watson, chairman of IBM, *1943*

More famous words thelike:


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Gesendet: Samstag, 4. Oktober 2003 15:18
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Betreff: Re: [RC5] RC5 question

Much like the famous Bill Gates quote about 640k of RAM, which was never
actually said, this sounds like a hoax.

I say that, because 20 years ago, there were many hundred IBM mainframes
in use around the world.  IBM just celebrated the 39 anniversary of the
IBM S/360 (

Quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum videtur.
Si hoc legere scis, nimium eruditionis habes.
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur.
Cras amet qui numquam amavit, quique amavit cras plus amet.
Uno itinere non potest perveniri ad tam grande secretum.

On Sat, 4 Oct 2003, Kagain wrote:

> About 20 (?) years ago a top IBM manager estimated the market for big
> servers to be only 5 worldwide...
> > "CNET article (September, 1997) that summarizes a speech by Moore in
> > which he predicts that transistor miniaturization will reach
> > limits around the year 2017."
> >
> > This article is old, but if it's still right, Moore's Law will be
> > useless before this project finishes.

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