Computing from 1976

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Sat Dec 30 19:53:55 CST 2017

> On Dec 30, 2017, at 5:55 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> ...
> "Moore's Law", which was a prediction, not a "LAW", has often been mis-stated as predicting a doubling of speed/capacity every 18 months.

True, but that applies also to any "law of nature".  They are not rules, as political laws are; instead they are (a) a compact statement of what has been observed and (b) a prediction of what will be observed in the future.   They are always subject to revision if contradicted by evidence, as Newton's law of gravitation was.


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