Re: Extropians Mailing List - Approval Procedure

From: Emlyn (
Date: Thu Nov 09 2000 - 08:51:47 MST

Funny thing is, lots of net, client side stuff is like this. Not the
retyping, but definitely the small code business.

As for bloatware, yep, it's easier. But you should see what people want us
to build! Good grief!

(for the record, my first machine was a C64, I was 10, and I still blame my
typing style (two octopuses, both missing some legs, having sex), and my
dodgy back on those first years sitting on the floor, bashing at that
hopeless keyboard, in front of the family telly.)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Spike Jones" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: Extropians Mailing List - Approval Procedure

> "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> > Ha, I may be young, but even I can one-up that one. Not only did I have
> > type the program into the computer by hand, I had to retype the program
> > the computer each time I turned it on. It had no persistent storage. I
> > I was around six, seven years old.
> Luxury! I had a VIC20 that was like that. It was great for making
> you optimize your code, since you had to type it all in each time you
> wanted to run it. Well, that and another reason to optimize code
> was the lack of memory and speed. New programmers these days
> have it so eeeeeasy, eh? {8^D spike

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