So much for Moore’s Law

From Chris Anderson

Pixar Quiz

I recently had coffee with a friend at Pixar and he mentioned a surprising stat, which I’ll phrase here in the form of a quiz:

Q: On 1995 computer hardware, the average frame of Toy Story took two hours to render. A decade later on 2005 hardware, how long did it take the average frame of Cars to render?

A: 30 minutes
B: 1 hour
C: 2 hours
D: 15 hours

(Hint: designer ambitions always expand to fill the computational space available.)