Re: Shooting of Japanese student did happen

Doug Jones (
Wed, 09 Jun 1999 07:24:37 -0700 wrote:
> In a message dated 6/9/99 4:50:10 AM, you wrote:
> > End of story, anything less is negligence,
> >and the owner should be held accountable, at least civilly. Suing the
> >manufacturer for the stupidity, laziness, or cowardliness of the
> >legal owner is ludicrous.
> What about smart guns?

Yeah, riiiiiight. Look no further than a desktop computer to see just how stupid a smart gun would be. The intelligence belongs on the human side of the trigger, and there is no substitute for that at this time.

How's this for a nightmare? A smart gun running under a Microsoft OS...

I've designed computers for a living, I have little faith in their use in life-or-death situations- even in space launch vehicle applications.

Doug Jones, Rocket Plumber
Rotary Rocket Company