A.C.A.B. (All Clocks Are Boring)
For simplicity, most ICs — and in general any design upwards from a certain complexity — rely on clock ticks: a CLK signal governs the entire thing. In a manner of speaking, all events happen only when the clock so dictates. This unwritten rule sounds logical to most of us, and in electronics, throwing the clock out used to border on taboo. Are clocks today becoming an obstacle to progress?