Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 10:19 UTC, submitted by anonymous
General Development "Computers are ubiquitous in modern life. They offer us portals to information and entertainment, and they handle the complex tasks needed to keep many facets of modern society running smoothly. Chances are, there is not a single person in Ars' readership whose day-to-day existence doesn't rely on computers in one manner or another. Despite this, very few people know how computers actually do the things that they do. How does one go from what is really nothing more than a collection - a very large collection, mind you - of switches to the things we see powering the modern world?"
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"I think the point is being missed: whether it's a good a idea or not, it's probably going to happen.

Your idealism just doesn't match with the reality of the last 40 years of computing.

I posit my opening line, and your opening means you've completely missed the point, as my opening line continues to predict.

"IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN", is not idealism. At best, it's a prediction, one way or another. A prediction is not an ideal.

We can all be old men decrying the falling standards and how the past was better and everything is worse. Strange how the best times coincides with our developmental years or a short time after and everything since is the work of the devil...

"Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common."

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