A CDE Definition
"Overall system speed is governed by the slowest component," coined by Gene Amdahl, chief architect of IBM's first mainframe series and founder of Amdahl Corporation and other companies. Amdahl's law applied to networking. The slowest device in the network will determine the maximum speed of the network. See laws.
Following are axioms that have been made by professionals in the field from time to time about computers and information technology. For the actual text, look up the definition.
Amara's law Technology in general
Amdahl's law System & network speed
Asimov's laws Robotics
Brook's law Software projects
Clarke's laws Prediction
Codd's rules Relational database
Cole's law Essential elements
Fitts' law User interface
Freedman's law Programming
Kerckhoffs' law Cryptopraphy
Kryder's law Hard drive density
Metcalfe's law Network value
Moore's law Transistor capacity
Nacchio's law IP gateways
Reed's law Network value
Shannon's law Channel speed
Thackara's laws Product design
Wirth's law Software bloat
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