by Conor Friedersdorf

"I'm lucky to have been in the last cohort of American children to grow up with the living fear of total nuclear annihilation. That 'the world's fastest computer' now chugs away in China hardly leaves fourth-graders contemplating the futility of ducking under their desks as a widening ball of atomic fire races to melt their helpless flesh. Nor does the swiftness of Chinese microprocessors excite my competitive spirit. It makes me eager to buy a new ThinkPad," - Will Wilkinson

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