[extropy-chat] A Chilling Thought.
Rik van Riel
riel at surriel.com
Sat May 14 14:52:01 UTC 2005
On Sat, 14 May 2005, The Avantguardian wrote:
> What if the rich are just biding their time knowing that the technology
> is nigh upon us and try to illegalize it SPECIFICALLY so they can get
> access to it while the proletariat can't? Like Cuban cigars.
I'd say that is very unlikely. After all, the rich like
keeping money (otherwise they wouldn't be rich), so they
have no interest in these new technologies not becoming
commodities that are safe and easily available to them.
"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan
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