“Laptop refreshes are on hold due to a supply chain issue” reminded me of my pondering from the other day:

Is the microchip shortage changing how software developers work? Is it forcing industries to give up their reliance on Moore's Law?

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For so long, “throw more hardware at it” was the cost-effective answer. More/bigger/faster servers for your own processes. Assume your customers next year will have faster laptops/phones/tablets than last year's did.

Now costs are rising, new stock is less available, even finding a replacement for a two-year-old model may cost more than it did new.

Is that enough to pressure the industry to make better use of last year's tech?

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