The heritage of mead & conway: what has remained the same, what has changed, what was missed, and what lies ahead [point of view]

  title={The heritage of mead \& conway: what has remained the same, what has changed, what was missed, and what lies ahead [point of view]},
  author={Marco Casale-Rossi},
  journal={Proc. IEEE},
I was an undergraduate student when I read Introduction to VLSI Systems (Mead and Conway, 1979) for the first time, in the early 1980s; most likely a copy brought to Italy by Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli on the occasion of one of his summer visits to the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy); “the book”introduced me to a world full of new ideas, and contributed to changing the voyage of my life, from mathematics and computer programming to electronic design automation (EDA). I reread… 

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