A Computer on the Inside | GenomeWeb

Rather than thinking about computers in terms of their speed and memory, Stanford University's Drew Endy writes in an essay in The New York Times that people should consider computers' abilities to use important information. "A better way to think about the future of computing might be to ask when and where we could improve our ability to compute upon information that we greatly care about," he writes.

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