"The number of watchmen required to watch the watchmen watching the watchmen tends to double every 18 months". This gem is Alan Moore's law, posted years ago by some wag in response to an Intel article on geek.com. This has, of course, surfaced because of the recent release of the Watchmen movie. OK so I admit that I haven't read the book or even seen the movie - and based on my recent experiences of superhero movies (with the exception of the Hellboy movies, starring the very wonderful Ron Perlman) I may not bother.
But when it comes to the "real" Moore's law - Gordon Moore, that is - I think we have all read the book, seen the movie and got the tattoo. So I hereby pledge that I will never again begin another datasheet, article or white paper with words such as, "With design features getting smaller and smaller...". With all respect to Dr. Moore, there are plenty of other interesting and less-explored angles on the manifold complexities of electronic design.
Although we can't take Moore's law for granted, I think we can take it as read.