[extropy-chat] Name that system

Randall Randall randall at randallsquared.com
Wed Dec 20 06:44:52 UTC 2006

On Dec 19, 2006, at 11:11 PM, Robert Bradbury wrote:
> 1. What may not be clear is the jump from the ~2600 atom fine  
> motion controller design to the ~25,000 atom worm gear design.    
> That is an order of magnitude jump by ~4 people.  The jump to multi- 
> million atom nanoassembly arms is only two more orders of  
> magnitude.  400 people or much more clever design... you be the judge.

In the world I live in (software), a jump in worker numbers
doesn't really translate into a jump in complexity in any
straightforward way, and it seems that the much larger jumps
in numbers of workers often simply end in failure.  You
need the right people, not more people.

Of course, it helps to have a programming language that was
designed, rather than having to be empirically discovered.  :)

Randall Randall <randall at randallsquared.com>
Software isn't really a product; it's a service:
  the service of arranging bits on a customer's computer.
  Trying to pound software into a 'product' niche is the
  fount of many licenses.

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