Steve Jobs’ Next Inc is now expected to unveil its Scholar’s Workstation – 10 to 20 times more powerful than what we have today but starting at under $5,000 – in March: Jobs last year suggested that the machine would enable colleges to provide physics students with a simulation of a personal linear accelerator or a ride on a train going at the speed of light, bio-chemistry students with a simulation of a $5m DNA wet-lab, history students with a simulated trip back to 17th century France – all of which lends credibility to suggestions that the Inmos Transputer may figure prominently in the machine physically a shiny black box.
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