Moore or Less
“The Cutting Edge: A Moore’s Law for Razor Blades?” (The Economist, March 16th)
It is simply not possible to add a new blade whenever the marketing department wants one. Every additional blade, explains Michele Szynal, a spokeswoman at Gillette, adds weight and size to a razor. Firms must therefore find ways of making both razor and blades lighter, which means thinner blades, more closely spaced, made of special materials, with new coatings.
Thank you, Material Reality, for dropping in to impose one of your famous “limits.” You were sorely missed.