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Old 02-05-2013, 12:45 AM   #16
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Americans have always been at the forefront of technological revolution, especially regarding the internet and computing. Microsoft, Apple, HP, Adobe, Cisco, Bell Labs, PARC, Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Dell, the C/C++/Java languages, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Ebay, Amazon, Wikipedia, Youtube (pre-Google), transistors, semiconductors, the internet itself (ARPANET). Not to mention the pioneers of the math, logic and engineering that drives all of it. It's dizzying how much American ingenuity and entrepreneurship dominates today.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:47 AM   #17
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Default Re: why europe is so mediocre in the computer field?

Not saying Turing wasn't or that there weren't non-American contributors too. I'm saying Americans have played such an instrumental role.

Alonzo Church, Grace Hopper, Dennis Ritchie, Ken Thompson, John Bardeen, Claude Shannon, John Atanasoff, Herbert Simon, John Backus, Vannevar Bush, Donald Knuth, John McCarthy, Edwin Armstrong, Robert Dennard... and I know I'm probably forgetting some big ones.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:50 AM   #18
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Because they all come here because that's where the money is.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:30 AM   #19
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the mp3 file format and others that built on it were developed in Germany
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:57 AM   #20
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:28 AM   #21
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Scandinavia has also maybe the best Internet Technology & ISPs on planet earth (for the money), most have Fiber connections, when i lived in Denmark i had a Fiber 100/100 connection for 30$ per month.

Scandinavia also make the best games, Sweden has DICE for example... Battlefield 3 baby

That's mostly due to population tho.
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don't know about europe, but i'm most astonished by samsung.

i remember a time when all the POS and whack ass equipment were made by samsung. now they're killing sony in televisions and apple in smartphones.

samsung used to be absolute pieces of sh!t. you only bought samsung if you couldn't afford better quality. what a difference a decade makes...
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:45 AM   #23
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1 country vs a whole continent and they cant compete?
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:45 AM   #24
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Americans have always been at the forefront of technological revolution, especially regarding the internet and computing. Microsoft, Apple, HP, Adobe, Cisco, Bell Labs, PARC, Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Dell, the C/C++/Java languages, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Ebay, Amazon, Wikipedia, Youtube (pre-Google), transistors, semiconductors, the internet itself (ARPANET). Not to mention the pioneers of the math, logic and engineering that drives all of it. It's dizzying how much American ingenuity and entrepreneurship dominates today.

Several of those are NOT created by Americans, fyi.
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