Skip to main content

What is Moore's law?


In 1965  Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel,  observed that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented. Moore predicted that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future source
Computers are getting faster and (relatively) cheaper with each passing year. The phones we carry in our pockets are far more powerful than the ones that sent the Apollo astronauts to the Moon. But are there signs that Moore's Law is finally 'running out of steam' as the Economist suggests? The recent postponement of the Intel chip upgrade is seen by some as a key indicator.

This BBC radio documentary is a useful introduction to the theme.

Download The English Language Teaching Pack  for only £1.99

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Which countries do not have an official language?

According to Henry Hitchings' Language Wars (2011)  there are only eight nations which do not have an official primary language.

What is Globish?

Globish is a term invented by a French business man, Jean-Paul Nerriere. It has gained academic respectability, with leading linguist Robert McCrum devoting a book to it.

Which language has the most words?

Comparing the number of words used in different languages is difficult - particularly if you include non-alphabetic languages (Chinese, for example).