The original digital computers of the 1940s and 1950s were gigantic room-sized monsters. The ENIAC built in 1945, for example, weighed 30 tons and contained over 18,000 vacuum tubes drawing 200 kilowatts of electrical power. Transistors took over and refrigerator-sized mainframes of the 1970s ultimately gave way in the 1980s and 1990s to personal desktops and laptops. Following Moore’s famous law, chips got smaller, faster and cheaper doubling in functional capacity about every 18 months. Now our seven-ounce smartphones have thousands of times the capacity of their 20-pound desktop ancestors.
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