Moore’s Social Law

This week Extreme Tech carries an article entitled Does Moore’s Law Help or Hinder the PC Industry? that sheds some light on leveraging social networks. In the world of transistors…

“Moore’s Law is frequently misquoted, and frequently misrepresented,” noted Gammage. While most people believe it means that you double the speed and the power of processors every 18 to 24 months, that notion is in fact wrong, Gammage said. “Moore’s Law is all about the density‚Ķthe density of those transistors, and not what we choose to do with it.” So basically, under Moore’s Law the number of transistors in a processor increases geometrically, typically yielding more performance every 18 to 24 months, but not always.

By extension, the velocity of information access in a social network isn’t going to double because the people involved are chugging espresso. What’s important is the density of connections. The more interconnections, the faster the network.