In old PCs, what was the function of the "Turbo" button?
A long, long time ago, desktop PCs used to have a Turbo button alongside Power and Reset.
While the race to quantum supremacy is picking up pace, it's still very early stages to call it a "competition." And yet funding is being poured into this field to help push humanity to the next big era in computing.
Launched in 1970, Xerox's PARC has played an instrumental role in the engineering of many of the technologies that compose the personal computer -- most famously the graphical user interface (GUI), ethernet, laser printing, the mouse, among others. We'd like to take a few and give credit where credit's due.
Today, there are at least 1 million miners for Bitcoin alone. How is this all happening? What role is the miner playing? And how might this change the landscape of computing in the future?