[MUD-Dev] Re: OT:Re: Is worse better?

Nathan F Yospe yospe at hawaii.edu
Tue Jun 16 17:31:47 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Jon A. Lambert wrote:

:On 16 Jun 98, Katrina McClelan wrote:
:> On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, J C Lawrence wrote:

:> > Unix and C are the ultimate computer viruses. 

:> Interesting way to refer to them.  I guess that makes Windows 95 a
:> new birth defect that we're still trying to find a cure for?  :)

:Well yeah, sort of.   It's a genetic mutation that is a further step 
:on the chain of OS evolution.  Kind of like a transition from homo 
:erectus to homo sapiens neanderthalis.  While erectus used simple and 
:blunt tools, neanderthalis used more complex assemblies of tools. 
:Erectus never did find a cure for these "birth defects".   :P

And to make sure the analogy is perfect... Homo Neanderthalus isn't sapiens
at all. More recent techniques have made it pretty clear they were not even
close to the same species as us, and that they were an evolutionary deadend
on a massive scale. Sounds about right to me...

Nathan F. Yospe - Aimed High, Crashed Hard, In the Hanger, Back Flying Soon
Jr Software Engineer, Textron Systems Division (On loan to Rocketdyne Tech)
(Temporarily on Hold) Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Physics Dept.
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