Gordon Moore

I learned today that Gordon Moore passed away this past Friday. He was 94.

There are not many people who are true visionaries. In addition to all his many other accomplishments, the brilliant insight of Moore’s Law was itself one of the great achievements of computer science.

There are people who say that Moore’s Law will soon be coming to an end. But I don’t believe it.

Human ingenuity is an amazing and under-appreciated resource. As long as there are more elements left in the periodic table, somebody will find a way to use them to make computers faster and more powerful.

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