Bunnie Huang talks CPU speeds, open hardware, and heirloom laptops

Why the Best Days of Open Hardware are Yet to Come

Kind of technical, but an interesting read nonetheless. In a nutshell, Bunnie believes we may see a time (and soon) when CPUs simply can’t increase in speed anymore. As such, we’re going to see more open hardware and possibly even the “heirloomification” (my word) of computers. At this point, there will be no motivation to get a new device, since the guts won’t be any better. Instead, you’ll get a really nice tool with parts that you will replace as necessary.

On the one hand, this is so Sandbenders it hurts. On the other, it kinda freaks me out to think that computing might hit a wall. That’s borderline apocalyptic to nerdkind.

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