Bell's Law of Computer Classes

Bell's Law of Computer Classes

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bell's Law of Computer Classes formulated by Gordon Bell in 1972 describes how types of computing systems form, evolve and may eventually die out. New classes create new applications resulting in new markets and new industries. Bell considers the law to be partially a corollary to Moore's Law which states "the number of transistors per chip double every 24 months." Unlike Moore's Law, a new computer class is usually based on lower cost components that have fewer transistors or less bits on a magnetic surface, etc. A new class forms about every decade. It also takes up to a decade to understand how the class formed, evolved, and is likely to continue.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Polic
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136281198
  • 9786136281193