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IBM's Erich Bloch quote regarding technology

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One of the coinventors of the groundbreaking IBM 360 mainframe, Erich Bloch has died at age 91. One of his quotes has relevance to flight simming. He had a computer at home and another at work and carried a smartphone, he said in the AtBuffalo interview last year. But he cautioned,


“You have to make sure your technology doesn’t take more time to keep up with than to actually use.”

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At first I was thinking you were talking about one of our members, ErichB!!  An interesting quote from the late Erich Bloch!  I remember in the 90's buying a new computer every year as a new CPU was released or a new GPU. Dell was making a fortune because of me.  It was hard to keep up with the technology releases.  Today you can get by for a long time with an i7 2600K and a GTX780. 


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This is true but if you bought a real airplane how much time would be spent maintaining it vs flying it? I think Flight Sim is the same with tinkering vs flying

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