My first computer, ever, was an Apple ][+, way back in the early ’80s. Every time I install a new computer small enough to fit on my desk, I do a back of the envelope calculation how much faster that new box is.
I think I broke the 10 million barrier today. It’s comparing apples to
sunsoranges, of course, but this T2000 is somewhere between 10 and 50 million times as fast as my very first box.
I can’t think of another occupation where the tools have increased in power this much… even if my calculations are off by an order of magnitude…