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Re: How much longer..
- From: Shawn Morris
- Date: Thu Aug 14 11:11:29 2003
On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 02:17:08PM +0100, email@example.com wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, St. Clair, James wrote:
> > Cars did not become more popular because owners had to learn how to swap
> > more parts.
> The good ole "computers as cars" metaphor. In the UK:
> 1) In order to drive a car, you have to have a license.
Yes, I have to understand how to operate a car. I don't need to know
how to change my oil. Also, at least in the United States one must have
a very limited understanding of driving. There is no real testing of
driving in anything other than normal condititions.
> 2) In order to have the car on the road, you have to have it taxed and
> have a qualified mechanic certify it for basic road worthiness.
That may be the case in the UK, but I can assure you in Illinois it is
not. Take a drive on the Dan Ryan Expressway sometime and you will see
cars with bumpers and fenders held on with rope.
> Neither of these rules currently apply to computers. Maybe they should.