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As the audio book concludes, the life of Gordon Moore has been something of an era. We have gotten used to the exponential growth of microprocessor power, and it has been the invisible driver of the digital revolution. Though the improvements may soon be slowing down, just as Moore himself is. How great to know this history.
I tried to explain the appeal of this book to my friends. They started checking their watches, and we had a laugh about my boring nerdy listening habits. Hey, it's not going to be the book for everyone. Moore isn't exactly a swashbuckling Jobs character, though part of the appeal of his character lies in the contrast of his quiet, methodical conservatism to the tech characters we're more likely to hear about.
But if the topic grabs you, I think the book does it justice.
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This right’s the wrong done to Gordon by world in allowing the brightness of Moore’s Law to white out his many other accomplishments. For years I’ve heard from Intel insiders that Gordon was the real force behind Intel’s rise. The media attention given to the careers of Robert Noyce and Andy Grove and the brightness of their personalities has also serve to white out this humble man, shadowing his accomplishments in fantasy histories of how the the company was build. This book rights this wrong, bringing Gordon into the light for the first time.
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