Re: Technology adoption, was Re: SECURITY ALERT: Link hijacking

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Wed Jan 30 2002 - 12:44:39 MST

On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Simon McClenahan wrote:

> If you're on a good thing, stick to it? What do you think about
> transhumanism then?

Transhumanism is just grrreat. Especially well-seasoned, and with a hearty
crust on it.

> I believe (although I don't practice as much as I would like) in early
> adoption of technology. Hanging on to the old for security reasons
> just addresses the symptoms of the issue, not the cause.

Technology is shaped by the demands of the market. Early adopters are
usually technically advanced, and hence very untypical of the average mass
user. Hence, mass market driven technology tends to deteriorate over time.
The web was a stupid design to start with, and the web for the mass
user... <shudder>

> Can't you find a more modern calculator that does the same job as the
> old one, plus more? Assuming that you can but choose not to, why would

I'm not sure you can improve on something as basic as a HP RPN designs.

> you not want to use more advanced calculator features?

The day they do frontal lobotomy on me I will.

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Fri Nov 01 2002 - 13:37:37 MST