Moore’s Law, the idea that computing power density in silicon would double about every 18 months, has been more than vindicated as representing an important truth about the world we live in for at least the past 35 years.
Every law needs an executive to put it into practice, and for most of that time, that person was Intel’s Andy Grove. The éclat from Belgium this morning probably pushed this item out of my ken until very late today: Andy Grove died yesterday. He was 79.
I enjoyed this remembrance of Grove that was published today.