Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 00:13 UTC
In the News "Like any space opera, the story of information technology is a very simple one. It is played out in a myriad of different ways by a revolving cast of characters, but it always has its loveable heroes, its predictably nefarious villains, innocent civilians to be saved, and bumbling bureaucrats that aren't inherently evil, but begin every story aiding the forces of darkness out of a misplaced belief they are preserving law and order in their corner of the galaxy." He might use Star Wars as an analogy (I strongly dislike Star Wars - Trekkie here), but it sums up very well how I feel about computing today.
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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by zima on Fri 17th Feb 2012 23:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
zima
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For some reason people never seem to catch on that the sky is _always_ falling, but never actually comes crashing down.

In general terms, that is a classic survivorship bias, one of most risky things around (for humanity, long term, still with the mindset of hunter-gatherers coming from the conditions which shaped us) - the sky does actually fall down fairly often, just not on those relatively few able to tell stories afterwards...

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