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Just used the 640k should be enough

2013-02-11 21:56:13.400654+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Just used the "640k should be enough for anybody" line because I thought "more than 16k: is it just a status symbol?" was too dated...

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-12 00:42:18.192462+00 by: Dan Lyke

We could fill a lot of the RAM with a wide range of programs, and call up any of the whole suite, instantaneously, from a special menu program.

Snerk. Oh for the notion that start-up times would decrease...

#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-11 23:03:41.543441+00 by: ebradway

Barry Miles in the original Compute! Ram is a status symbol article states:

First, we may take it that a one megabyte RAM is not likely to be filled with a BASIC or machine code program of anything near that length. The debugging alone would take too long!

With modern machines having gigabytes of RAM, one can only assume that debugging has been completely abandoned... and assumption that gets validated every time Scrabble crashes on my Android phone.