Software Needs Philosophers

John A. Bailo jabailo at texeme.com
Tue May 23 18:45:09 CEST 2006


John D Salt wrote:
> <corff at zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote in news:4dbartF19cb9rU1 at uni-berlin.de:
> 
> [Snips]
> 
>>Wrong. We live in a paradise of ideas and possibilities well beyond the
>>wildest dreams of only 20 years ago.
> 
> 
> What exciting new ideas exist in software that are both important and 
> cannot be traced back to 1986 or earlier?

What exciting new ideas exist in software that are both important and 
cannot be traced back to Doug Engbart's 1968 presentation at Xerox Parc?

> 
> I'd like to believe that there are some, but I can't think of any at the 
> moment.
> 
> All the best,
> 
> John.



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