Moore or Less
Further to last month’s missive on a certain five-bladed disposable razor, comes some cold comfort from The Economist (via Dan Todd):
“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.
I’m getting the feeling that this blog is just for you and me ;)
March 24th, 2006 at 7:03 am #
Dan, it’s no doubt a result of the intimate atmosphere I strive to create. I’m sure that’s what keeps people coming back again and again. Well, that and the fact that I spam all my friends with a link every time I really want them to read something. But in the end people know: “You’re family here.” (This blog is not affiliated with The Olive Garden. But if you’re looking for Italian food in New Haven, drop the author a line and he’ll set you straight.)
March 24th, 2006 at 1:10 pm #