On this hour of Modern Notion Daily, we have two guests: Arnold Thackray and David Brock. Thackray, Brock, and Rachel Jones co-wrote Moore’s Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley’s Quiet Revolutionary (Basic Books, May 2015). Gordon Moore worked at Fairchild Semiconductor in the 1960s, where he came up with Moore’s Law. He went on to co-found Intel and was its CEO for 50 years. In that time, he changed the way electronics were built and changed Silicon Valley as a result. Staff writer Jes Greene explains what Moore’s Law is, and later in the show, contributing editor Mark Hay talks about the myth of the illuminati.

Music this hour:

  • Theme E” by Steve Combs & Delta Is, from the album Themes (Vol. 1)
  • Soldiertype (militarised)” by Ketsa, from the album What’s Without’s Within
  • Theme S” by Steve Combs & Delta Is, from the album Themes (Vol. 1)