October 18, 2001

Back to the 64-bit future

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet commentary on The Microprocessor forum which took place in San Jose, not San Francisco, as the out-of-town writer seems to think: "...the true motor of our industry is good
old-fashioned engineering. Our long-term future doesn't depend on whether a few extra
megahertz and a few percent off the price will rescue the Christmas market for PC makers. What
matters is whether there's enough inventiveness and energy among the designers to open up
brand new and exciting ways for computers to be useful. The evidence this week is astonishingly
positive."
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