OT: Was: Re: LINUX on Windows 98

Jimmy Montague rhetoric102 at iowatelecom.net
Thu Jul 24 15:45:28 UTC 2008

I once knew the head of a computer science department at a major
university. He told me that as the demand for ever more and more
powerful software goes up, the quality of the programmers involved in
the process and the quality of the programming they produce become ever
more dismal. He saw the regression as the result of some natural law. He
thought there'll someday come a time when the development process
becomes wholly dysfunctional: like they'll start out to build a
word-processor and end up with a cement mixer.

On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 12:26 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Jimmy Montague wrote:
> > My point is that if you printed everything on that DVD and put it in
> > binders, it would take up even more space now than it did then. Thank
> > God for plastic -- in this, the information age, our trees no longer
> > stand a chance
> I was kidding - really I _did_ get your point.  I was just noting that while
> the information & data capacity and speed of the systems keep expanding,
> the actual footprints go down.  I have practically no manuals any more, and
> when I buy texts, I try for softcopies.
> -- 
> derek

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