FW: Computers in Things (was Re: Ecommerce web sitebook recommendations [signed]

4 Jan 2006 - 1:48am
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Luis Silva
2005

Skot Nelson said:

>When these pieces of technology do their job seamlessly, they will
>cease to be thought of as computers.

This is funny, this reminds me of my grand-grand mother she used to say that
aircrafts were witchcraft, when I at that age (+-6) was already familiar
with planes...

Just a bracket (now I am going to be flamed really hard) It's my opinion
that on this forum and I presume this activity (IXD) people don't take the
terminology too much seriously, or in other words a lot a things mean the
same thing and sometimes those same things mean completely different things.

One example: I use to read people using and abusing of the AJAX technology,
Talking about a definitive name for their activity (there was also a funny
random IXD activity namer...something like that). I came from scientific
background and one of the most important things I learned is call the things
by their name and their name only, that way everybody will understand what
is what.

Back to the topic:

Computer is a programmable machine that inputs, processes and outputs data
In education.jlab.org/beamsactivity/6thgrade/vocabulary/

Although our perceptions tend to trick us to think that the sun orbits the
earth, the fact is that is the other way around.

Regards

Luis Silva

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4 Jan 2006 - 3:48pm
ldebett
2004

On 1/4/06, Luis Silva <luis_v_silva at exemail.com.au> wrote:
I came from scientific background and one of the most important things I
learned is call the things
by their name and their name only, that way everybody will understand what
is what.

...and imagine the discussions way back then when they were deciding "what
was what"!! Now, we just take it for granted... ;-)

~Lisa

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