Re: FYI:Re: incomprehensible changes?

Robert Schrader (
Wed, 19 Mar 1997 12:45:13 -0800 (PST)

> > Eugene Leitl wrote:
> >
> > I'll give you a different problem to worry about... There are
> > people of all ages today who are falling off the technological
> > bandwagon. Those who manage to stay on the tiger (Mixed metaphores?
> > Why not?), are getting further and further ahead of those not on
> > board. Will there be a point at which no one not already on the train
> > can get on? Sure looks like it. That is the problem I worry about.

It worries me too. I have a hunch that likelyhood of this happening
is in proportional to economic freedom of the society in question.
In other words, it requires prior social stratification. John Harrison
and his clock is a classic example of this.

But it would take somebody with a better knowledge of history than I
to turn the hunch into a decent theory. Or to refute it.

Robert Schrader