👍 We’re approaching the limits of computer power – we need new programmers now

Liked We’re approaching the limits of computer power – we need new programmers now | John Naughton (the Guardian)

In a lecture in 1997, Nathan Myhrvold, who was once Bill Gates’s chief technology officer, set out his Four Laws of Software. 1: software is like a gas – it expands to fill its container. 2: software grows until it is limited by Moore’s law. 3: software growth makes Moore’s law possible – people buy new hardware because the software requires it. And, finally, 4: software is only limited by human ambition and expectation.

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