How Moore's law stabbed us in the back
Tue, 1 Jan 2002 22:03:05 -0500
I can see using as many computes as become available to me. Bandwidth,
too. Not averaged over time, but in response time. In "not having to
If (and I don't agree with this) Free Software degrades the average
quality of software packages, that's another pull for more computes to
take up the performance slack of less than optimal code.
I think it's Moore's law all the way. I hope it keeps going for my
lifetime. I'm aware of physical limits in the present technologies, but
I expect them to be bypassed by adoption of new technologies. I don't
care if it's implemented in DNA or quantum interference, it just has to
Eirikur's corollary to Moore's law:
Moore's law is not about technology. Technology does not drive itself.
Moore's law is about human behavior.