David Auerbach, n+1, The Stupidity of Computers, here.
Gerald Moore observed in 1965 that the number of transistors that could be cheaply placed on an integrated circuit tended to double every two years, a prediction that has held true since and has been called Moore’s law. Roughly speaking, computational processing power has grown at the same rate. While people have repeatedly predicted its end, the exponential growth has remained stunning: computers are literally a million times more powerful than they were forty years ago.
Gerald Moore the pianist or the Africanist? He’s the one who is the son of Sir Thomas and Demi Moore, right? Oh, I don’t know, Gerald Ford, but then that would be Ford’s Law… and that students is why they were called the Greatest Generation. Their computers were really so very stupid and made such glaring and obvious errors that they had to manually correct those errors way before sending the manuscript to the magazine printer.