“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?


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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