Moore’s law- How true it is.

Posted on October 9, 2010


Moore’s law describes a long-term trend in the history of computing hardware. The number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit has doubled approximately every two years. The trend has continued for more than half a century and is not expected to stop until 2015 or later (probably later).

The law is named after Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore. How true Moore’s prediction has been (first published in 1965).

Take a look at this graphic from Apple’s own history- Heck i remember my first Apple, a 180C mac portable (cost almost 5 grand at the time) and I though 180 MB hard drive was something (especially with that keen color screen!