Flashback

An alleged friend of mine reminded me of the TRS-80, the first computer I ever owned outright. He mentioned that old machine while I was talking to him on my cell phone. So I decided to look-up the specifications of the TRS-80 and my cell phone, and show how much computing technology has changed in 30 years.

  TRS-80 HTC 8925 Delta
Processor 1.7 Mhz 400 Mhz 5882%
Memory 4 KB 125 MB 3125000%
Video Rez 128 x 48 240 x 320 1250%
Footprint 16" x 8" 4.4" x 2.3" 8%
Price (1978 dollars) $599 $162 27%
Datacom None GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB

Now imagine where we will be in 2038.


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