Issue No.03 - July-September (2006 vol.28)
Ethan Mollick , MIT Sloan School of Management
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2006.45
Every field has brief formulas or relationships that are useful for back-of-the-envelope calculations. Rarely do these maxims become popular knowledge; even more rarely do they become as ubiquitous and influential as Moore's law, the 40-year-old prediction that the speed of computers will double every year or two. Here, a look at the way in which the legendary law evolved into a self-fulfilling prophecy.
history of computing, the computer industry, Moore's law, Gordon Moore
Ethan Mollick, "Establishing Moore's Law", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.28, no. 3, pp. 62-75, July-September 2006, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2006.45