Re: No AI for Nano/No Nano for copyloads

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Jul 21 2000 - 09:52:24 MDT wrote:
> In a message dated 7/21/00 6:21:42 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> << As you may have noticed, the term "singularity" is used many different
> ways.
> But it seems you think that there is more than a 90% chance that the first
> uploads would kill you. Is that because you are special, or do you think
> >90%
> of everyone would be killed? Do you expect that because that is what you
> would
> do if you succeeded in being one of the first?! Think carefully; I may
> have to
> start the "Anyone but Emlyn" faction. :-) >>
> I wonder if Emlyn has been exposed to the MicroSoft Effect, which invariantly
> involves vanilla, software, that somehow never works quite right, but later
> versions do much better?

I call that the Corel effect as well. Getting to market and seizing
market share is much more important than having a complex and fully
functional application. Look at Goo, for instance, or InDesign from
Adobe (on Mac or Win) Same same.

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