= G =
"The speed of software halves every 18
months." This oft-cited law is an ironic comment on the tendency
of software bloat to outpace the every-18-month doubling in
hardware capacity per dollar predicted by Moore's Law. The
reference is to Bill Gates; Microsoft is widely considered among
the worst if not the worst of the perpetrators of bloat.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.