(26 September 1958
—), a native of Finland
, is noted for writings on the subject of the Internet
Ilkka Tuomi has written books, including Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the Internet
, and Corporate Knowledge: Theory and Practice of Intelligent Organizations
Tuomi has written several articles in First Monday, an important peer reviewed journal on the Internet. The most famous of Tuomi's articles is probably The Lives and Death of Moore's Law , in which Tuomi states that Moore's law is an expression of technological determinism, used sloppily, and to a large extent not properly founded in empirical studies. However, this view has been strongly opposed by Raymond Kurzweil.
Ilkka Tuomi was a staff member of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
. He has also been Principal Scientist at the Nokia Research Center. He is Chief Scientist at Oy Meaning Processing Ltd.
, an independent research institute located in Finland
- Ilkka Tuomi, The Lives and Death of Moore's Law, First Monday, volume 7, number 11 (November 2002)
- Ilkka Tuomi, Internet, Innovation, and Open Source: Actors in the Network, First Monday, volume 6, number 1 (January 2001)
- Ilkka Tuomi, Evolution of the Linux Credits File: Methodological Challenges and Reference Data for Open Source Research, First Monday, volume 9, number 6 (June 2004)
- Ilkka Tuomi, Economic Productivity in the Knowledge Society: A Critical Review of Productivity Theory and the Impacts of ICT, First Monday, volume 9, number 7 (July 2004)