Andy Grove's impact on Intel and high-tech cannot be understated, but that alone might not be enough to bestow on him the kind of immortality Gordon Moore will surely receive for positing his now-famous "law". At his retirement today, Grove cited (jokingly, we assume) a case of "Moore envy" and suggested a law of his own: "Technology will always win. You can delay technology by legal interference, but technology will flow around legal barriers." That's an idea that has considerable merit, as we've seen on more than one occasion. Whether it goes down in history as Grove's Law will probably depend on whether or not it's recognized by those who throw up those legal barriers rather than adapt to a changing world.
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