Certain intervals of time we accept as givens. The earth
rotates on its axis once every 24 hours; seven days make a
week; a half-hour sitcom is really 22 minutes plus commercials; Apple does a big-deal iPhone launch every other year.
You know: the fundamentals.
In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore identified one
of these intervals in a way we still associate with his name.
Thanks to miniaturization, he observed, the number of transistors that could fit onto a single microchip was doubling
every year, making computers exponentially more powerful,
energy-e;cient, and inexpensive. In 1975, he revised ;
Moore’s law no longer stands. What the end of cheaper, faster chips will mean for America’s capital of innovation.
Did you miss out by not going to business
school? Warby Parker’s Dave Gilboa thinks
you might have—but another illustrious
founder disagrees. PG. 24