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Re: [O] NLS/Augment

From: Samuel Wales
Subject: Re: [O] NLS/Augment
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:36:22 -0700

a playwright once had a line like "The reasonable man adapts himself
to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the
world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on theĀ unreasonable

there are not many unreasonable men of the right kind (englebart
perhaps), too many of the wrong kind, and too many reasonable men who
don't realize the need to become unreasonable until it has become too
late for them, even them personally.

that last one is why mass human rights violations sneak up on
populations and are rejected out of hand until it is too late, and,
imo trivially, why computers interfaces in the broad sense are dumb.

i don't think there is any intent behind computer dumbness except get
it out the door.  the dbas of the past could have had no intent to
create the y2k problem, just to save space.  and with that i am out of
this ot discussion :).

The Kafka Pandemic

What is misopathy?

The disease DOES progress. MANY people have died from it. And ANYBODY
can get it at any time.

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