Apple-1 History?

Warren Wolfe wizard at voyager.net
Sat Dec 9 12:50:29 CST 2006


On Sat, 2006-12-09 at 11:55 -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:


> On Dec 8, 2006, at 5:23 PM, Philip Pemberton wrote:
> > I'm beginning to wonder if there's something in the water or food  
> > supply that's impairing the mental functioning of a good chunk of  
> > the population of the planet.
> 
>    I've wondered about that myself quite a bit in the past year or  
> three.


    Likewise.  In all seriousness, I think it has to do with continual
exposure to flagrantly biased information.  It's as if we have built in
BS (bollocks for you Brits) filters, and after a while they get clogged
with all the near-information they have to strain out.  Dunno...  The
effect is certainly a "My side is always right and your side is always
wrong" type of false dichotomy.  It drives me batty to deal with this as
often as I do.  I recall that most people were reasonable twenty years
ago, if not well-informed and brilliant.  A point could be made to them,
and acknowledged, and they entertained the idea that their side, while
right for the most part, had occasional "bad" spots...  but, not any
more.  Now, all you kids get off my lawn!  <laughing>

    You know, to drag this a little bit on-topic, this does NOT bode
well for anything like new software development, or interest in older
equipment and software.  Simpler software to assist in decisions
examines the simplest of facts, and reports on them.  It would take
modern capacities and speeds to massage the data so that it always comes
to the pre-ordained conclusion, or to lose the data if it doesn't match
"how things are" according to the user.  Of course, DIS (Deliberately
Ignorant Software) could well be the next "killer ap" that will take
over the world.



            Peace,

            Warren E. Wolfe
            wizard at voyager.net





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