Staying cool

The bounty of Moore’s Law is something hardware engineers, software developers, and consumers tend to take for granted. Every year or so we’re handed faster processors, more powerful peripherals, and bigger and faster memory. Hardware components just get quicker and cheaper. Software development also benefits hugely from Moore’s Law. As someone once said, “what the hardware guys giveth the software guys taketh away” has led to ever more powerful software that can be written somewhat inefficiently and still perform well. Life is good. I often wish the growth of my investments year to year would follow Moore’s Law. Fat chance.

Full Text: Download PDF