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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Otherwise you are just in a fucking fantasy world.

Grow up. This argument is not that important.

You complain about me not addressing your points, but neither have you. You and the other one just throws around words like "naive" or "idealism" or "fantasy" as if they're arguments.


Admiral Grace Hopper invented the concept of human readable programming languages when the top scientists at the time were convinced it was impossible.

You and the other one are making the same kind of arguments those old fogeys have. You cannot deny this. Human readable languages were "naive", "idealistic" or "fantasy".

History is on my side.

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