Only commoners think that everything is common in the commodity market of the common people.
Every couple of years, we expect the speed and capability of our computers to improve, and we will spend less on them.
The year is 1943. A mainframe computer weighed five tons, took up a full room, and cost around $200,000 to manufacture — roughly $3,070,500 in today’s money.
In 1971, the computer’s storage capacity of 1 million bytes (1 MB) and RAM of 600,000 bytes appeared “nearly endless.”
On the timeline, scroll down to today. A MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019) costs $3,047 and comes with a 2.6GHz 6core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz and a 12MB shared L3 cache. Supported by a 512GB SSD storage capacity 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB SSD storage options are available.
Take a trip forward in time now. Do some research on quantum computing.
What went awry?
Gordon Moore deserves credit for this.