Peter Norvig on Moore's Law
From the Google Blog: "Hoey is an excellent computer scientist, but he said he spent days writing a disk-based B-tree package for his program. I was saved all this, because a dictionary now fits in main memory and I could use straightforward binary search. Thank you, Moore's Law."
As they say, memory is the new disk and disk is the new tape.
# — 22 June, 2004