Enigma23 writes: The BBC reports that Australians creators have constructed a seven atom transistor, which could result in microchip components "up to 100 times smaller" than those currently in use. The article does point out that this is not the smallest ever, as one-atom transistors have already been created. The work on the tiny transistor is being carried out as part of a larger project to create a quantum computer.
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings:
(7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too
hard to write.