Gordon Moore made a prediction forty years ago that was partly prescient and partly prescriptive. The fulfillment of his prediction has restructured the global nature of human society, the way we work, oursource, wage war, communicate, politicize, socialize, and even love. What a treat, then, to have in a single volume both his original publication and his analysis forty years later of how the fulfillment came about. -- Rodney Brooks, Director, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Important Insights into Moore's Law--the metric of our age. -- Carver Mead, Recipient, 2002 National Medal of Technology
Looking back today, Moore and other information revolution pioneers, who contributed to this clearly written volume, realize that Moore's law applies not simply to electronics but generally to technological change in our era. -- Thomas Hughes, Author of Human-Built World' and American Genesis'
Required Reading. -- Craig Barrett, Chairman, Intel Corporation
About the Author
David C. Brock is a Senior Research Fellow with the Chemical Heritage Foundation. As a historian of science and technology, he specializes in oral history, the history of instrumentation, and the history of semiconductor science, technology, and industry.