(Source: Cory Doctorow) Notes from "Daddy, Are We There Yet?"
The last 20 years of the PC have been boring. PC vendors aim at
businesses, who aren’t creative in their tool-use. They’re
adults: they learn a system and stick to it. We should think about
children. The printing revoltuion didn’t happen in Gutenberg’s
day, it happened 150 years later, long after Gutenberg was dead, when all
the pople alive had grown up with the press.
A small minority of Gutenberg’s contemporaries got the
printing press, but it wasn’t until they were dead that the children
who grew up with the press were able to put the ideas into practice.
James Licklieder: in a couple of years, human brains and computers will be
coupled. It hasn’t happened yet. Except in science, where scientists
and computers are indeed thinking as no human brain has ever thought
before. .. craphound.com/kayetcon2003