50 years ago today, Electronics magazine published an article by Gordon Moore, the director of R&D at Fairchild Semiconductor, titled “Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits”. It started with some bold predictions: Continue reading
“Avoid clichés like the plague.” I saw that in a rather labored list of writing tips, each one violating itself, “Don’t abrv.” “Avoid redundant and repetitive words”, that sort of thing. I took the one about clichés to heart, and not only in my writing. I’ve developed an unreasonable distaste for the clichéd, the true-and-true, the commonplace.