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ill buy it off u for $35
Okay, $35 in 1950 comes out to be about $308 according to the inflation calculator.
    
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Put source in title in brackets. [ComputerWorld]
    
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lol @ all the people trying to bring computers to the past. the hard drives and even the computers are WAY different and impossible to recreate in the 1950s. Even if you brought your own computer to the 1950s you couldn't possible recreate it to sell more to people = FAIL
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They might be able to reverse engineer some components to an extent and vastly improve the 1950's computers though.
That was Miles Dyson's job at Cyberdyne Systems - to reverse engineer future chip technology. It could be done.
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They might be able to reverse engineer some components to an extent and vastly improve the 1950's computers though.
Isn't this what Terminator 2 is all about?
    
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They might be able to reverse engineer some components to an extent and vastly improve the 1950's computers though.
Then imagine where computers would be in present day after the past had been changed.
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Just think of what would happen if each key person in the development of a processor at say, Intel, were to be at some meeting and they all went back in time?

We'd be so far down the Tick Tock line we'd be to quantum computing by now! Ha!
     
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Wow I wish I could take one of these back in time with me. I've got a 1.5TB drive I'd sell.
Would they have SATA though?
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I'd just sell my Q9550 to the US Government after carefully explaining that I was "sent from the future to fight the communists." I somehow think that Sputnik would have been laughed at with the stuff we could have come up with that kind of processing power.
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Hmmm, 500TB drives in 2.5inch form that cost $40?

Edited, said 3.5in instead of 2.5
We're not far off from that now.
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I'd just sell my Q9550 to the US Government after carefully explaining that I was "sent from the future to fight the communists." I somehow think that Sputnik would have been laughed at with the stuff we could have come up with that kind of processing power.
It wouldn't have helped a whole lot, they would have been able to take some design elements but they still wouldn't have the production technology to produce those chips. The production technology is just as important as the chip design.
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We're not far off from that now.
How do you figure when the biggest HDD on the market is just now reaching 3TB?


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It wouldn't have helped a whole lot, they would have been able to take some design elements but they still wouldn't have the production technology to produce those chips. The production technology is just as important as the chip design.
Course it wouldn't have helped. The minds of the 1950's couldn't fathom that much processing power in something that small. In their minds computers could only get faster by getting bigger. Look at NASA for example. If you own a smartphone, congratulations; your phone has more processing power then all of NASA did during the Apollo era.
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