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Moore’s Law Got Me!

It’s not legal, but Moore’s Law dictates that the number of transistors in a chip will double about every 24 months, theoretically doubling the speed in a computer.

Intel cofounder Gordon Moore made this observation in 1965 after realizing that every two years computer-processing power was doubling. His prediction has continued to hold, and now it’s part of how we conceptualize computers.

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