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Vitruvian Man

Remember it's Man that's the measure of all things, as shown here in the Da Vinci image with those measurements corrected for modern day America. It's really just kidding the talk about evil conspiracies of Andy Grove giving Power and Bill Gates taketh away. Big corporations may force us to upgrade, but over time customers force the market to their will. It's customer response that sets the agenda. People went along with the power needed for Windows and other GUIs, they wanted the power for computers to manipulate graphics, then sound, then video as they used to handle text; but they also slowly pushed prices downward. By price, again, I mean "the price of the typical, popular purchase at any given niche", be it corporate, home, student laptop, or gamer.

© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2007