Peter Cochrane: Has computing become too challenging for any one person to fully comprehend?

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Peter Cochrane looks at how computing has changed in his lifetime, from analogue, to digital and, soon, quantum

As a young university student, I entered a world of analogue and digital computing: feedback, feed-forward, gain blocks, loops and instability points; logic, Boolean algebra, gates, shift registers...

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