Human minds on Windows(?) (was Re: Web site up! (GUI vs. CLI))

Robert J. Bradbury (
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 09:53 PDT

> CountZero <> said

> ... Windows (tm) ...,
> is a bloated mess, likely impossible for any single human to understand,
> _it works_, it gives me what I want at the moment and I'm more than
> willing to throw hardware at it as long as the hardware is cheap since
> the alternative is to wait (possibly for a long time) to get the same
> capabilities in properly optimized code.
This is a *very* *very* scary thought. Since we can expect the hardware to keep getting cheaper at least through 2012 (when they hit the five atom gate thickness limit), then probably transition over to nanotech (whence comes 1 cm^3 nanocomputers) -- the implication is that we will have an extended period in which to develop increasingly sloppy code.

So are *you* going to upload your mind onto one of these platforms?!?

We better hope the great hope that an AI comes along that can understand the whole mess and can untangle the spagetti.