"general purpose microprocessor designed specifically to be used in parallel computing systems. The goal was to produce a family of chips ranging in power and cost that could be wired together to form a complete parallel computer."
I guess it figures that reactionaries want to go back to when "things were right" even though they fricking weren't.
When I look at thinkers and inventors of the past, I don't want to recreate their situation. rather, I'd like to learn from their foresight, and have it motivate me to create a future that is better than what is and what was
thread about "reactionary" vs. "revolutionary" software engineering:
tl;dr both want better software but for very different reasons
Pokemon Cry Synthesizer
@sebastian I don't think there is a time to go back to when things were "better"—things were various levels of terrible all throughout history, going back in time is just going to erase the progress we've made so far.
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@gaeel I think the standard RMS rebuke to that was, "well if people put specific conditions on their licenses like that, restrictions would vary, it would be inconvenient, a lot of people wouldn't be able to use a lot of oss software"
but, you know, inconveniencing some people is the point.
I think this question distinguishes a certain kind of vain, milquetoast engineer from people who understand that "better software for everyone" isn't the definition of good..
@eel this is like the opposite to an inconvenience. Makes this instance much better and more motivating that all the other social networks I've tried 😄
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