Re: Top secret chip less secret now

Nelson Minar (
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 18:32:58 -0500 (EST)

>We do need to see PC-class power reduced to $1 chips -- but the real
>obstacle is that we don't have software architectures or networks for
>such widely embedded computing.

Hi there, everyone. That's what I'm working on.

>More later, on Whitesides' vision of micron-scale electromechanical
>innovation as a predecssor to nanotech. His view: within ten years
>every material thing will have an electronic component of its behavior.

What does this mean? Does he really mean every single material thing?
Every nail, every spoon, every roll of toilet paper? Even if your goal
is every material thing manufactured in the US in ten years, that's
still awfully optimistic.

What's his application scenario? Why do we want these fancy
electronics in our toenail clippers?
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