Time since the launch of Intel's first microprocessor, the 4004

Time since the launch of Intel's first microprocessor, the 4004 (48 y)

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Time since the launch of Intel's first microprocessor, the 4004 (48 y)

  • is 1/50 of Time since the birth of Aristotle (2,400 y)...more
  • is 1/50 of Time since the birth of Euclid (2,380 y)...more
  • is 1/50 of Time since the birth of Alexander the Great (2,374 y)...more
  • is 1/40 of Time since start of building of the Colosseum (1,945 y)...more
  • is 1/40 of Time since the peak of Roman Empire (1,900 y)...more
  • is 1/25 of Time since the birth of al-Kindi (1,218 y)...more
  • is 1/20 of Time since the birth of Omar Khayyam (971 y)...more
  • is 1/10 of Time since the publication of Copernicus's sun-centred model of the solar system (476 y)...more
  • is 1/5 of Time since birth of Sophie Germain (243 y)...more
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  • is 1/4 of Time since the first passenger steam railway service (194 y)...more
  • is 1/4 of Lifespan of Galapagos giant tortoise (190 y)...more
  • is 2/5 of Time since birth of M. C. Escher (121 y)...more
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  • is about as big as Time since first email sent (48 y)...more
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