Setting: post apocaliptic setting, but already under reconstruction. A small (a few millions), very well educated.
-Strong, technocratic, semi-authoritarian central gov, treating the issue of having source of computer chips in the same way as US gov treats having newest weapons.
-Time ;) (yes, no problem in making slow research in way that would put any contemporary company out of market)
-industrial base - partially rebuilt,
-Market is a bit small, but there is no problem in gov arranging PPP in which the gov would cover R&D cost on condition of chipsets being sold cheaply
-theoretically there were supposed to be preserved all necesarry blue prints and source codes, in practice it turns out that saved data are imperfect or hard to implement (like having blue prints for processor, and having awful problems to achieve required precision and troubles to produce pure enough materials)
-there are still some engineers from before the apocalypse left, not mentioning that there is no problem to find new students
-there are some last electronic gadgets left (not only Nokia 3310 ;) ) to know quite well what’s achieveable
How would a computer look like, if we were not bound by legacy issues, but could have designed it from scratch? Simultaneously being somewhat restricted by local conditions that require cutting corners here and there, not mentioning adjusting to local political conditions
1) Keyboard - original keyboard was designed to be actually somewhat inconvenient, so no more qwerty?
2) Parallel computing - the technology as such is theoretically briliant, energy efficient, etc… just it is a nightmare to program and would require to change whole idea of many programs. Additionally under such constrained condition it would be easier just to have one core and sometimes put it in dozens for any devices needing more computational power?
3) Further integration of chipset, presumably CPU and GPU combined?
4) Puting internet connection in to electricity conenction to avoid one cable (or would it be a serious source of interferences?)?
4) Further standardization of cables (as there used to be separate mouse and keyboard sockets) dunno - the same socket for display and for net connection?
5) More cloud computing, it allows more efficient use of peak demand for computational power, (while accidentaly gives gov more supervision over the whole system)?
6) Mostly replace intelectual property with awards for creating public good with open source to allow further tinkering (accidentally also gives gov some extra power over what's being developed)?
7) Gov being so nice that provides all citizens with their own accounts on new "Faceborg" version social website, bank account, e-mail, e-commerce platform, e-signature, search engine, free WiFi equivalent etc. (everything being treated like public good)?
8) Everything under some Linux based system because of high chance that it sources code(s) would be backed up.
(Which extra features should be included? Or maybe some removed as unrealistic?)