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Intel Posts $10K Reward For Moore's Law Mag

Intel is looking for a copy of the 1965 magazine in which co-founder Gordon Moore first laid out his famous "Moore's law." And it's willing to pay 10 big ones.

Intel is looking for a copy of the 1965 magazine where co-founder Gordon Moore first laid out his famous "Moore's Law." And it's willing to pay ten big ones.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker on Monday posted a $10,000 reward on eBay for a "mint condition" copy of the April 19, 1965, issue of Electronics Magazine. That issue of the long-defunct publication contained an article by Moore where he first described how the number of transistors on a processor were doubling every year.

A decade later, Moore modified his by-then-dubbed "Moore's Law" to say that the number of transistors doubled every two years.

Intel's after its own copy because it lacks one in its collection. Moore lent his out years ago and lost track of it.

The ten grand bounty should be enough to get people searching their attics, an Intel spokesperson told Reuters. "We're hopeful that it will start a bit of a scavenger hunt for the engineering community of Silicon Valley, and hopefully somebody has it tucked away in a box in the corner of their garage," Howard High told the news service.

The reward is posted on eBay here.

In tangetially related news, the author of Grosch's Law, which preceded Moore's Law, says his law postulated that the costs of computer systems increase at a rate equivalent to the square root of their power. Grosch explains it here.

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