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RE: Paul Graham's PyCon Keynote & The Programmer's Apprentice

At 10:11 AM -0500 3/31/03, Christopher Barber wrote:
>  > From there, Paul said that if Moore's law holds, computers will be
>>  78 quintillion times faster in 100 years (with similarly large
>>  increases in memory and storage capacities).
>Of course, Moore's law will not hold.

Depending on who you ask, it never held. 
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_11/tuomi/index.html has an 
interesting analysis of the data that underlies Moore's Law. Unless 
the analysis is incorrect, and it doesn't look to be, the law isn't 
supported by actual performance numbers.

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