Apparently, Gordon Moore skipped that class. In 1965, the co-founder of semiconductor giant Intel announced his celebrated law: Computing power doubles every two years. Moore's Law has, if anything, erred on the conservative side. Every eighteen months, an enigmatic pagan ritual will see white-robed sorcerers silently shuffle into a temple dedicated to the god of cleanliness, and soon reemerge with, on their faces, a triumphant smile and, in their hands, a silicon wafer twice as densely packed as the day before. No commensurate growth in human mental powers has been observed: this has left us scratching our nonexpanding heads, wondering what it is we've done to deserve such luck.
[School Aged Relative finishes reading]
SAR: Done! [moves to leave]
Skorgu: Not so fast, what does it say?
SAR: Revolution, rotation, um...
Skorgu: No idea huh?
SAR: Not really
Skorgu: Are you going to go over it in class? Do they talk about it, is there a lesson on this stuff?
SAR: [blank stare]
Cue horribly clichéd training montage of simulating orbital dynamics via small children getting dizzy. Cut to vomit scene.
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