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Technologist Tuesday-The Revolution Will be Televised

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

TECH TUESDAYS

Where to begin?  I guess we should start with Moore’s Law.  In 1965, Gordon E. Moore said that every couple of years, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles.  Simply put:  processing power doubles every two years.  He thought the trend would last for about ten years but it’s been spot on for a half century at about 18 months.  We’ve reached the point in his theory where technological advances in processing power are starting to shock us all.

Coming soon: Nokia’s Lumia 1020 Windows phone featuring the Snapdragon S4 Plus Processor.  It has a 41 Megapixel digital camera.  It will be sold in the US in a couple of weeks.  41 Megapixels.  Did your head explode?  When my coworkers and I found out about this Nokia phone we all had our simultaneous excited nerd moment. We began firing off questions:  “How?” “Why don’t cameras with real lenses (DSLR) have this potential?” “Will the files be gargantuan and fill the phone up?’ and on and on we ranted.  41 Megapixels…INSANE!!!

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