Moore’s Not Enough: New Laws Of Computing

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Adenekan Dedeke proposes that the field of computer science look into adding more laws in addition to Moore’s and Metcalfe’s Laws. One such law is Hoff’s Law of Scalability, named after Marcian Edward (Ted) Hoff Jr., an Intel engineer. The law states that the more customisable, or less standardised, a tech product is, the less potential it has to scale. Hoff convinced Intel’s then CEO to apply scalability — previously only seen in the automobile industry — to their processors, allowing them to mass-produce their products and dominate the market. Read full article here

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