Re: Science Fiction

Subject: Re: Science Fiction
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 10:16:03 +0200

Science fiction abounds in computing, in such common phrases as:

"The latest Windows will not crash!"

Actually, the more I know about how computers actually operate, the
more I am inclined to the notion that it is a minor miracle when they
work at all.

Of course, the rejoinder to that might be:

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)"

I see it's Friday even in California as I write--and 10:15 a.m. here.
Thus, this topic seems suitably appropriate...


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