Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Apr 2009 19:44 UTC
IBM "Moore's Law is maxing out. This is an oft-made prediction in the computer industry. The latest to chime in is an IBM fellow, according to a report. Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted in 1965 that the number of transistors on a microprocessor would double approximately every two years - a prediction that has proved to be remarkably resilient. But IBM Fellow Carl Anderson, who researches server computer design at IBM, claims the end of the era of Moore's Law is nigh, according to a report in EE Times. Exponential growth in every industry eventually has to come to an end, according Anderson, who cited railroads and speed increases in the aircraft industry, the report said.
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RE: I've never understood...
by zaine_ridling on Tue 14th Apr 2009 21:52 UTC in reply to "I've never understood..."
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Disagree. Scientific theories are facts supported by mountains of evidence, sometimes over centuries (evolution, for example). To say something is a theory -- in science -- means it's waiting to be disproven and no one has done it yet.

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