Monday, 30 May 2011

Page's Law and the secret of super-fast computers.

Larry Page, of Google has pointed out the Emperor's true attire and coined a new  law - Page's Law - is the inverse of the Moore's Law: Software gets twice as slow every 18 months. 

Actually because of this there is a cool secret to having lightning fast computers that run faster than just about anyone elses that I've been using for about 15 years - always get the latest hardware but run an OS and software that is two generations or more old. The result - because of Page's Law your software (and so your computer) runs about 300% faster than anyone elses. If you can fix that to be 3 generations then that margin goes up to 700%. Windows XP anyone?

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