“No law is more powerful or important in Silicon Valley than Moore’s Law — the simple idea that transistor density is continually increasing which means computing power goes up just as costs and energy consumption go down,” Bob Cringely writes for I, Cringely. “It’s a clever idea we rightly attribute to Gordon Moore.”
“The power lies in the Law’s predictability,” Cringely writes. “There’s no other trillion dollar business where you can look down the road and have a pretty clear idea what you’ll get. Moore’s Law lets us take chances on the future and generally get away with them.”
“But what happens when you break Moore’s Law? That’s what I have been thinking about lately,” Cringely writes. “That’s when destinies change.”
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