Synopsis by Alice Day
Representatives from several high-tech corporations, including Microsoft, Intel, and Sun Microsystems, are on hand to talk about the past, present, and future of computers in Innovators: Processing Power. In addition, scholars and researchers from several universities provide their perspectives on the evolution of speed and complexity that has marked the industry. The computer revolution is likened to the industrial revolution, helping mankind to accomplish mental as opposed to physical tasks. Concerns regarding those left out of the computer age are also addressed.