Reply to post: The "white heat" speech

It's the white heat of the tech revolution, again!

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The "white heat" speech

Taking the politics out of this for a second, I was fascinated to read the transcript of the original speech where Harold Wilson starts talking about clock speeds of the computers of the age (page 2 - about 3 microseconds per cycle if you are interested).

He also has a fair stab at explaining what a nanosecond is, because the next generation of machines would be 1000 times faster. Sounds like an early incarnation of Moore's Law to me.

Who'd have thought there was a time when politicians explained grown-up concepts with the assumption that their audience weren't morons?

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