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Re: Return Economics html trivial debate
Kendall G. Clark wrote:
> With all due respect,
> Yeah, those Unix geeks are really at the low-end of the technology
> curve, it's embarrasing. I guess the technology standard ...
This is a curve I have lived since 1964, watching the mathematical
forms ( programming languages ) evolve into the current state of
major commercial offerings, which have four industrial genesis,
to correspond to the four phases of the emergence of CyberSpace,
an abstract and perfect mathematical reality which is now becoming
manifest within the physical plane of consciousness:
mainframes - FORTRAN, COBOL, Pascal, 4GLs on proprietary OSs;
workstations - BASIC, C, PERL on UNIX;
PCs - C, C++, Visual Basic on DOS, later msDOS;
network systems - Java on a Virtual Machine,
and has the historical analogy of officially adopting the form
of Arabic Digits as the official Form of representing numerical
quantity ( an abstract mathematical, i.e., "virtual" concept ),
instead of the non-scaleable and context-sensitive Form of Roman
Numerals. This was the enabling technology for the Renaissance:
it is impossible to conceptual binary arithematic with The Zero.
Within the reality of CyberSpace, physical space and time
collapse as meaningless concepts. This renders the convention
bottlenecks, upon which convention fraud and extortion are based
( dockworkers, garbage disposal, etc. ), as contradictions to the
open and reliable transfer of Substance ( i.e., "bits" ) within
CyberSpace. All existing law must be viewed against this filter,
as all the old calculations with Roman Numerals should be
recalculated with their digital counterparts ( pun intended ).
This is the historical sweep of what is at stake regarding MicroSoft.
Yeah, the UNIX folks kept the faith while the PCs were rising,
but they need to get beyond line-editors on workstations and
discover the wonders of WYSIWYG word processing, just like
Bill Gates needs to get past being "big brother" with his
Windows Registry and embrace the Java.RMI object class of Java.
The clarification of Form and Substance marches on....
Robert Tufty, President
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