In der Kategorie „Digitale Fundstücke“ haben wir kürzlich eine wahnsinnig interessante Lektüre des Computer History Museum, Mountain View gefunden. Es ist die Ausgabe des Core Magazins 2015. Herrliche Insights und toll geschriebene Artikel. Hauptthema ist das Moore’s Law, welches in diesem Jahr 50 Jahre alt wird. Spannend auch was Steve Jurvetson, Partner von VC Draper Fisher schreibt. Er schaut in die Zukunft und regt an Moore’sche Gesetz zu verändern, bzw. ein Reengineering vorzunehmen.
The compounding of ideas is the foundation of progress, something that was not so evident to the casual observer before the age of science. Science tuned the process parameters for innovation and became the best method for a culture to learn. – Steve Jurvetson
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„This issue of Core is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law, the famous postulate first published by the legendary Gordon Moore in 1965 that forms the foundation of our electronic age. Authors Walter Isaacson, David C. Brock, Steven Levy, and Steve Jurvetson explore the history, legacy, and future of Moore’s Law. Also featured is a remarkable account of the life and career of Evelyn Berezin, the woman who developed Teleregister’s first online reservation system for United Airlines before founding one of the first word processor companies, Redactron Corporation.“
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Moore’s Law, the historic 1965 forecast made by Fairchild Semiconductor
Director of r&d Gordon Moore, predicted that the number of transistors that could be placed onto a single integrated circuit (ic) would double about every two years for at least the next decade. This, in turn, would revolutionize the way technology could be used. Derivations of this “doubling effect,” rooted in Moore’s original prediction, continue to hold true today and are still used to forecast costs and production volumes. In honor of its 50th anniversary, four renowned experts come together to take a critical look at Moore’s Law: what it is, its relevance today, and its future fate.
Walter Isaacson, author and chief executive officer of the Aspen Institute, discusses Moore’s Law in his latest book, The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, and the importance of the primary sources he accessed at the Museum. David C. Brock, senior research fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation and co-author of Moore’s Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley’s Quiet Revolutionary, delves into the history behind Moore’s Law. Steven Levy, editor-in-chief of Backchannel on Medium and author of the definitive Google biography, In the Plex, writes about the presence of Moore’s Law today, specif- ically looking at Google and its co-founder Larry Page. Finally, Steve Jurvetson, partner of the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, looks to the future and contemplates a reengineering of Moore’s Law.