krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu
Thu Jan 10 22:44:02 EST 2008
On Jan 10, 2008, at 10:19 PM, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> Besides the nasty wording of your criticism of Albert's opinion, it is
> quite interesting that you think emphasizing the toy factor
> "displays a
> stunning level of ignorance and failure of comprehension".
In context, Albert uses the word 'toy' as invective. I read his
message to say, approximately, that any real use of the machines will
be restricted to those kids that the machines turn into bearded UNIX
hackers; to all other kids, they'll be nothing more than a video game
That position is irreconcilable with the project's stated purpose or
the philosophy behind it.
Ivan Krstić <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> | http://radian.org
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