A chip to far

Coupe, George
May 2003
Engineer (00137758);5/16/2003, Vol. 292 Issue 7627, p7
Discusses the issue surrounding technological innovations. Technological complexity; Technological improvements that the public is happy to pay for; Warning from technology specialists; Benefits of the progression of microchip technology.


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