I read Jurassic Park when I was a kid, and I remember it making a big deal about the impressive Cray X-MP supercomputers being used for their genetic research.

I looked it up, and apparently they were... about as powerful as my current phone.


@rainwarrior I remember reading Congo in the 1990s. That book spent like a whole chapter talking about how insane it was to have a computer with 256k RAM and even at the time I was like, ummmm, my dad's computer has 16mb

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