From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jul 28 2003 - 17:37:45 EDT
Rick McGowan scripsit:
> Michael Everson asked:
> > Do you really think that algorithm with all its warts is going to be
> > used 50 years from now? I really would like to know.
> You want warts, Mr Everson? Well, let's take a look at some history...
Would the French scientists who set out to rationalize weights and measures
have believed that after 200 years their sensible system would dominate
the whole world *except one country*, the at-the-time most progressive
nation on Earth, deviser of the closely analogous decimal currency system?
-- But that, he realized, was a foolish John Cowan thought; as no one knew better than he email@example.com that the Wall had no other side. http://www.ccil.org/~cowan --Arthur C. Clarke, "The Wall of Darkness"
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