Freeware Python editor
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Fri Nov 2 16:47:40 CET 2001
"Kemp Randy-W18971" <Randy.L.Kemp at motorola.com> wrote in message
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> I think of the whole concept of free having many facets. Imagine a cake
> baked and I was free to eat it. Now the cake can be made according to the
> following methods:
> 1. The cook makes the cake, gives it to us to eat, and doesn't share the
I am afraid it is not that simple. Let me demonstrate Oleg's point where he
mentiones Tivo and replay TV, by a more refined example :O
to show that the exchange of information is much more complex:
Back in the Eigthies a French Physicist, Alain Aspect, conducted an
experiment that came to be known as The Aspect Experiment -
Let two elementary particles interact (the cook, and a consumer); then the
particles go on their merry way; Aspect discovered, in a very distrubing
way, that even though the particles are gone each on its way, that if you
change the state of one of these particles, the other particle reacted
**instantaneously** to reflect the change of state of the latter particle.
In addition to the fact that The Aspect Experiment wrecks havoc on
Einstein's notion of Locality, it shows beyond doubt that the exchange of
information is much more complicated than the sheer notion of a cook not
sharing the recipe with a user. On the contrary, the cook may not share the
recipe, but he/she will always keep in touch with the unsuspecting user.
The lease one can say is that the world of elementary particles is a nasty
Orwellian World :)
> 2. The cooks makes the cake, gives it to us to eat, and hands out copies
> the recipe.
> 3. Several cooks try a variation of the cake, based on the original
> and give it to us to eat.
> Now there are probably other variations above, but from the philosophy of
> pragmatism, I can have my cake, and eat it to.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Peters [mailto:tim.one at home.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 11:37 PM
> To: python-list at python.org
> Subject: RE: Freeware Python editor
> >> FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION TO ALL PSU MEMBERS
> [Delaney, Timothy]
> > The PSU failed! A post about the PSU escaped to the world in its
> > entirety!
> > We are fre
> In case the intended word was "free", I'd like to point out that there are
> different philosophies about free software, only one is correct, and
> c.l.py's mission is to educate the world about which one that is. Don't
> forget that extremism in defense of freedom is no vice.
> just-following-orders-but-don't-feel-good-about-it-ly y'rs - tim
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