Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Space Tech Comparison

We've come a long way.  I mean, just look at this, which you can find among other things here, and which are to be auctioned off next month.  I remember as a kid playing with components that large, that clumsy, and that simple.

That's a few transistors in those cylindrical shields/heatsinks, seven of them by the looks of it.  A modern CPU chip contains hundreds of thousands of transistors on a single sliver of silicon...

And you think to yourself "OMG!  We sent people into space.  With equipment like THAT..."

Scarily, we now have spacecraft with modern technology and equipment inside, and they don't seem to fly half as well nor fulfill their missions half as often...

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