[rescue] Linux wet paint, was Re: Spark10 CPU question (must fix - SPARC damnit :-) )

jjhudak jjhudak at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 21:47:06 CST 2016

When???  I'd say there were two points in time: 1. When the pee cee was
announced followed by window 2) the internet.  Dos&windoz set computing back
20 years- how long did it take them to figure out what a print spooler is?
Internet? Gave rise to graphic 'artists' who have no clue about computing or
network resources but are hell bent on producing content that sucks up 90% of
your computing resources to produce BS.    I could go on n on.  U touched a
nerve... lol

> On Dec 22, 2016, at 9:30 PM, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:
>> On 12/22/2016 09:15 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
>>  And we wonder why China is eating our lunch.  We're too busy being
>> entertained.
>   When was it, precisely, when computers ceased to be tools that
> required knowledge and a little bit of talent to tame and make
> do useful things and became, instead, vehicles by which to push
> "content" (advertising, mainly) at people and upon which to play
> games?
>   Now, it should be understood that games have been a big part
> of the history of computing.  To deny that is silly, and I have
> but one supporting comment in support of that thesis: "SPACEWAR!"
> (If you ever have the time to review the PDP-1 source-code for
> that you're in for a treat!)
>   To crib the line from one of the pioneers of aviation, "What a
> dream it was!  What a nightmare it has become."  If I "knew then
> what I know now" I would have become a plumber with a speciality
> in refrigeration systems instead of a CS geek.  At least the former
> position is rather hard to "offshore".
>   Cheers!
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