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Moore's Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's Quiet Revolutionary

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Our world today—from the phone in your pocket to the car that you drive, the allure of social media to the strategy of the Pentagon—has been shaped irrevocably by the technology of silicon transistors. Year after year, for half a century, these tiny switches have enabled ever-more startling capabilities. Their incredible proliferation has altered the course of human ...more
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Basic Books (first published May 1st 2015)
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Ryan Decker
Apr 26, 2016 Ryan Decker rated it it was amazing
This is a phenomenal book, despite starting off slow. The authors' attempt to link Moore's pioneer heritage to his intellectual and professional drive falls flat. But that's ok.

Moore is seriously underrated, particularly as compared with Andy Grove. Moore combined intellectual discipline and ability with entrepreneurial character in a way that, I think, is seldom seen. Moore's status should be raised. His life story is interesting, and the description of the infancy of Silicon Valley is interest
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David Oren
May 14, 2015 David Oren rated it really liked it
great book, very interesting man, I loved how they dominated the microprocessor market! well done

Moore’s Law
- stick to what you know, or try to be similar
- look for emerging markets and innovate there


Gordon Moore followed his passions and talents from an early age. His work in chemistry led him to research semiconductors and microchips, and his success in those fields brought him to personal computers and microprocessors. After revolutionizing our technology with his advancements in memory proce
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John Purrier
Jan 23, 2016 John Purrier rated it it was amazing
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Very interesting profile of a man that dominated tech from the start of the transistor age until PC's were ubiquitous. Due to his nature, Gordon Moore is not as public as some of his peers and colleagues, but is arguably more influential.
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