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Sunday, March 26, 2023

Gordon Moore, the Intel Corp. co-founder who set the breakneck pace of progress in the digital age with a simple 1965 prediction of how quickly engineers would boost the capacity of computer chips, has died. He was 94.



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#1 | Posted by OCUser at 2023-03-25 02:46 PM | Reply

"The author of "Moore's Law" is dead at age 94..."

I predict he'll be 100% more dead in two years.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2023-03-25 02:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

There is no consensus on whether Moore's Law has ended. While some experts believe that it has ended, others argue that it is still alive. For example, Intel claims that Moore's Law is still alive, while Nvidia's CEO has stated that it has ended[1]. Some experts argue that we are now in a new era of innovation, where new computer architectures and technologies are being explored. However, others warn that we are not prepared for the end of Moore's Law. According to Wikipedia, semiconductor advancement has slowed industry-wide since around 2010, slightly below the pace predicted by Moore's Law.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2023-03-25 05:48 PM | Reply

As a proud former Intel employee, I am sad to read this. Moore was a great individual and sought to better humanity by giving his fortune to CalTech to better the world - not to burn it down by giving it to woke causes like Soros or Gates.

#4 | Posted by Claudio at 2023-03-26 01:33 AM | Reply

Moores law is great but have you ever heard of Coles law?

#5 | Posted by qcp at 2023-03-26 10:08 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Moore came up with Moore's Law when a reporter asked him "How much do you think circuit density will increase in the future?"

Alan Moore, who did not know the answer asked, "Uh, how much has it been increasing?"

The reporter said "It doubles every 18 months."

Moore said "I think it will keep doing that."

And thus, Moore's Law was born!

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-03-26 02:11 PM | Reply

And no one ever heard Murphy state his law, rather it was attributed to him by someone else.

Note that Murphy worked for the same company that I did, although I never had the pleasure of meeting him.


#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2023-03-26 04:23 PM | Reply

#5 Yes, a delightful tart salad made with cabbage.

#8 | Posted by mattm at 2023-03-26 05:17 PM | Reply

"Alan Moore, who did not know the answer asked, "Uh, how much has it been increasing?""

Who the hell is Alan Moore?

"The reporter said "It doubles every 18 months."
Moore said "I think it will keep doing that."
And thus, Moore's Law was born!

If you are going to make ---- up, don't do it in a thread I have responded in already because I will call you on your --------. GORDON Moore is a great man - he has taken dumps with a higher IQ than you. In Electronics magazine, it had the full chart based on Fairchild's internal roadmap. Nobody told him anything - he told the world. The was extraordinary at the time as miniaturization always costed MORE, he predicted this would completely change and he was 100% correct.

#9 | Posted by Claudio at 2023-03-27 01:18 AM | Reply

You're such a punk.

Literally nothing I said takes anything away from Moore's legacy.

You, however, just can't resist the opportunity to be a bitch.

The Murky Origins of "Moore's Law"

"When I called up Carver Mead in preparation for the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, I was eager to track down a particularly elusive detail: the very first time the term "Moore's Law" was used.

"The Caltech professor, now retired, is often credited with coining the term"

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-03-27 02:21 PM | Reply

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