Schlagwort-Archiv: Analogie


Linux is a box of loosely-related tools held together with staples and glue. This is fine when the user understands the tools and is holding the glue bottle, but we need to make a more cohesive, robust, and reliable system out of this before it can accommodate average end-users.

Drew DeVault: What desktop Linux needs to succeed in the mainstream


[...] at Versailles, no one of importance speaks quickly and spontaneously, every utterance is planned like a move in a chess game.

Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver

Fluffy Folders.

Take their phones away and get ‘em on Windows 98.

a suggestion mentioned in File not found: A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans by Monica Chin (The Verge)

Useful excuse inspiration.

I'm sorry, but my non-standard upbringing renders that simile utterly meaningless to me.

Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham in Questionable Content 4521

There is more than C major.

A computer is like a violin. You can imagine a novice trying first a phonograph and then a violin. The latter, he says, sounds terrible. That is the argument we have heard from our humanists and most of our computer scientists. Computer programs are good, they say, for particular purposes, but they aren't flexible. Neither is a violin, or a typewriter, until you learn how to use it.

Marvin Minsky: Why Programming Is a Good Medium for Expressing Poorly Understood and Sloppily-Formulated Ideas

Temperatur und Teilchenbewegung.

Das ist wie bei Supervenienz, da waren die Beispiele auch alle scheiße.

jemand im Grundstudium Philosophie


The common use of computers, as we understand them today, as sources for models and metaphors of ourselves is probably about as reliable as the use of the steam engine was back then.

Jaron Lanier: You Are Not A Gadget.

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