Reading a few O'Reilly books might cut it for web monkeys, but then again, anything you can learn from an O'Reilly book can also be learned just as well by someone in India or eastern Europe. Real programmers can re-implement chunks of the standard c library with their own mods because they know what's going on.
Are you implying that there are no "real" programmers in eastern Europe or in India?
In the spring of last year, legions of arms-control experts began popping up at think tanks and on social media, and then became key sources for hundreds of often-clueless reporters. “We created an echo chamber,” he [Ben Rhodes, the main seller of the deal -mi] admitted, when asked to explain the onslaught of freshly minted experts cheerleading for the deal. “They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.”
Of course, Slashdot-readers — the supposedly sophisticated lot of nerds — didn't escape the government-architected brainwashing either...
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Moore said density (transistor count), not your "power". Must I always correct those who failed History?
No, you must not!
Moore's law is not a law, it's just an observation (and maybe self-fulfilling prophecy). And the observation of computers getting more and more powerful was also correct. So why not associate one with the other!
If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.