FW: Computers in Things (was Re: Ecommerce web sitebook recommendations [signed]
4 Jan 2006 - 12:48am
10 years ago
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
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
Back to the topic:
Computer is a programmable machine that inputs, processes and outputs data
Although our perceptions tend to trick us to think that the sun orbits the
earth, the fact is that is the other way around.