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The law is named after Douglas Engelbart, whose work in augmenting human performance was explicitly based on the realization that although we make use of technology,
Engelbart's law, the observation that the intrinsic rate of human performance is exponential, is named after him.
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In discussing the exponential nature of Moore's law By definition this result precludes a simple combination of such metrics or laws, such as a factor or power relationship between Moore's law and Metcalfe's law (or variations thereon).
Bootstrap Alliance/Doug Engelbart Institute
Although Engelbart never published a metric for measuring Bootstrap effects, the Bootstrap Alliance, in 1997, considered, the characteristics of candidate metrics.
bootstrapbootstrappedNetwork Bootstrap Program
the ability to improve on improvements (Bootstrapping, "getting better at getting better") resides entirely within the human sphere.
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, Gordon Moore locates the roots of his inspiration in Engelbart's observations on the propensity of humans to envision and achieve scale, and its non-linear effects.
Central to his realization was a Dynamic Knowledge Repository
By definition this result precludes a simple combination of such metrics or laws, such as a factor or power relationship between Moore's law and Metcalfe's law (or variations thereon).
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Engelbart's law – Douglas Engelbart
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Engelbart's law: "The intrinsic rate of human performance is exponential."