Moore’s Law is coming to and end; disruption in action, Tesla and Nokia; how we found gravitational waves; the problem with digital addiction; exponential valentines (polyamory, marriage data, and successful sex lives); addictive cheese
Shorter edition this week: I am on the half-term break with my family.
💡 What does the end of Moore’s Law mean? The semiconductor industry is abandoning Moore’s Law as the key driver of it’s roadmap but “[i]nnovation will absolutely continue — but it will be more nuanced and complicated” MUST READ (See also Ars’ more technical view.)
💉 We are hopelessly hooked. “Aspirations for humanistic digital design have been overwhelmed so far by the imperatives of the startup economy” EXCELLENT LONG READ.
💀 Who killed Nokia? Nokia. “[It] lost the smartphone battle because of divergent shared fears among the company’s middle and top managers led to company-wide inertia that left it powerless to respond to Apple’s game-changing device” argue Quy Huy and Timo Vuori. GOOD ANALYSIS