The Future of Programming: Ignorance and Superstition?

Lamport: “The Future of Computing: Logic or Biology?”

“We understand automobiles. There are no homeopathic automobile repair shops, that try to repair your car by putting infinitesimal dilutions of rust in the gas tank. There are no automotive faith healers, who lay their hands on the hood and pray. People reserve such superstitions for things that [...]

Encyclopedias

This is a repost of my  YC news comment on the subject.  Lame reposting is not a capital offense (yet…)
My first encyclopedia when I was young was a CD-ROM edition of Britannica. It had a superficially deep article on almost everything, and made for endless hours of joyful exploration. Then one day I found a [...]

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