High Scalability – High Scalability – Grace Hopper to Programmers: Mind Your Nanoseconds!
“Computing pioneer Grace Hopper, inventor of the compiler, searched for a concrete way to create an intuitive understanding of just how fast is a nanosecond, a billionth of a second, which was the speed of their new computer circuits.”
CFOs boost tech spending as they cut elsewhere, seeking competitive edge – WSJ.com
“This is the best time to get outsize returns if you know what you are doing,” says Dr. Brynjolfsson. “It is also the best time to lose your shirt if you don’t know what you are doing.”
Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle – NYTimes.com
“Why study Bell Labs? It offers a number of lessons about how our country’s technology companies — and our country’s longstanding innovative edge — actually came about. Yet Bell Labs also presents a more encompassing and ambitious approach to innovation than what prevails today. Its staff worked on the incremental improvements necessary for a complex national communications network while simultaneously thinking far ahead, toward the most revolutionary inventions imaginable.”
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