Re: Lost Technologies

Anders Sandberg (
27 Jan 1998 19:37:58 +0100

Technological progress is never certain, and there are a lot of great
inventions that never got anywhere because of lack of interest among
researchers, superiors, investors or the public, or quietly failed due
to obscure problems or non-obvious flaws. The mortality of good ideas
is frighteningly high. And people tend to stick with tried-and-proven
technologies, even if they are worse than the new alternatives. Very
sad, but it keeps Microsoft and internal combustion in business.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y