Computers and heat density
ray at arachelian.com
Mon Aug 14 14:38:30 CDT 2006
Jules Richardson wrote:
> Oh, there was certainly some good hardware around. Actually, for
> embedded type systems like telecomms, I believe that they haven't seen
> anything like the kind of bloat that's around for desktop / server
> systems. But the fact that ever-faster telecomms equipment was ever in
> vented in the first place has a lot to do with the problem I think
> (and not just in computing, but all aspects of society).
> As soon as it's possible to ask a question of someone halfway around
> the world and demand an answer in the same day, or reach them whilst
> they're visiting the bathroom, there's bound to be trouble!
It's already too late. You can meet all of the requirements of your
last paragraph with crackberries, sidekicks, via SMS, email, instant
pester, and even cell phones. We've all got our leashes.
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